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See what kind of love the Father has given to us, that we should be called the children of God; and so we are.
1 John 3:1 (ESV)
Ever wondered if you are lovable? Or, maybe like me, you’ve questioned what it takes for others to love you.
Because we use the term “love” for everything from possessions and food to our favorite sports teams and celebrities. Still, we struggle to define love—a feeling or an emotion? In hard moments, we lose the loving feeling.
And abandonment extinguishes the emotion. Like when my dad vanished from my life for a few years in my childhood. Yet, culture woos us with a love that fades when hearts break. My heart broke after friendships dissolved and family members died including a baby in utero. I lost hope in love.
So, for a portion of my life, I wondered, Am I lovable? Inside chatter tried to convince me otherwise. Internal voices mocked true love. Only the lovely, the best, the deserving—basically, the cream of the crop—meet the standards. I assumed love only thrived in shiny things and people.
But I heard about God’s love at sixteen. How God loves me and the Bible tells me so.
How can we secure love without prerequisites? A kissing-tear-wiping-make-it-better-kind-of-love.
There’s good news and God news. Although less outwardly frilly, a timeless love exists that’s unfailing and undying. No matter what others say or do. I am lovable. You are lovable. The Bible tells us so.
Jesus Christ, God’s Son, came to earth and died for us on Calvary’s cross. Why? God loves us, this we know, for the Bible tells us so. Love in past, present, and future tense. God loved us in the womb. He loves us today and tomorrow and every day into the future.
His love is a sure love…never lost, only found. And it gives us hope in a guaranteed pledge of love that’s never eliminated from our lives. No matter what the end results report of our experiences with other types of love. God’s love is loyal, unwavering, unconditional, dependable, and never ceases…ever.
Lord, Thank You for loving me and that the Bible tells me so. When I struggle to have assurance of love, remind me of the vast Scriptures in Your Word about Your endless and relentless love. Amen.