Well, hello there friends, how are you today? Is it snowing in your neck of the woods? It is in mine and yes, I grudgingly admit, it’s beautiful. I want to dislike the snow because of what it represents; the cold! And I don’t like the cold, BUT the snow is beautiful. It’s like a white cloud which softly falls to the ground. It seemingly brings its own light with it; the yard and trees all seem to glow and appear brighter when there is snow on the ground. Snow acts a blanket when it covers the imperfections of the ground, all that can be seen is the beauty of that white stuff.
The first time I saw snow, it reminded of the beauty of God’s love for mankind. In spite of the imperfections that exist in our lives, He loves us. In spite of what we do and say, He loves us. In spite of who we are, whether we be rich or poor, fat or thin, in spite of the color of our skin, He loves us. Whether we love Him or not, He loves us. Before we even knew how to love, He first loved us.
He loves us when we’re sad, when we’re happy, when we’re depressed and downhearted, He still loves us. If we don’t feel like being nice today, He still loves us. If we feel like being nice today, He loves us the same. If we feel like hoarding all our worldly possessions and greed is the force behind what we do, we are still loved by the God of the Universe. If we give all our worldly possessions to feed the poor, we are loved the same.
If we choose to be angry and withhold forgiveness because to our mind, this person does not deserve it, we are still loved by the Holy God of Israel. If we are quick to forgive and we proclaim that we absolutely love everyone, we were loved first by God. Whether we be intentionally mean or wonderfully compassionate, we are loved the same.
In Genesis, the Creator of the universe singled out one planet among the thousands, just so that He could demonstrate His love to His most precious creation: mankind. Back then He loved people, today He loves people and the future people, He will love them too. He absolutely, unconditionally, unfailingly, unwaveringly loves His created beings.
His loves for us never depends on what we’ve done and have not done. And let me tell you a secret…shhh… His love for us does not depend on whether we’ve accepted His Son as our Savior. I know, right! As a matter of fact, it is BECAUSE we are loved, that He sent His Son to die on the cross for our sins. I know!! Astounding!
Sometimes, as Christians, we have the tendency to think we have more of God’s love because we’ve surrendered our lives to Him, ummm… nope. His love is perfect, it does not fluctuate up nor down. He loves perfectly and He loves all of us the same.
So today, as you go about your day, when you meet that stranger or that friend, smile and wish them a wonderful day because you may know something they don’t: God loves me!
How are you today? What are your plans for February?