See what great love the Father has lavished on us, that we should be called children of God! ~1 John 3:1
The whole Trinity lavishes love on us. Our heavenly Father calls us his true children. Jesus Christ sacrificed his life for us. And in the Holy Spirit, love is within us. We are people who are loved, loved, loved. The apostle Paul says, “And I pray that you, being rooted and established in love, may have the power, together with all the Lord’s holy people, to grasp how wide and how long and how high and how deep is the love of Christ and to know this love that surpasses knowledge—that you may be filled to the measure of all the fullness of God” (Ephesians 3:17-19). He wants us to know this love that surpasses knowledge, because only when we truly know it will we be able to struggle fruitfully toward change. We are surrounded by love, before us, above us, behind us.
Food for Thought: God has lavished his love on us; we are his!
Challenge: Take some time to think about someone you love and how much you love them. Do you feel that fullness in your heart when you think of them? Now try to grasp the enormity of the fact that God loves you with a love that is immeasurably deeper than the love you feel in your heart now. When you grasp even a tenth of how much God loves you, your mindset will change because you’ll realize the worth and value you have in Christ Jesus.