1 John 4:18
“Wherever God’s love is, there is no fear because God’s perfect love drives out all fear.”
Often we feel that our acceptance is associated with perfection. We think that if we were perfect we would not be rejected. May I reminder you that Jesus was perfect and He was rejected? The good news for all of us is that we do not need everyone’s approval to be happy. God likes me and I like me so what’s your problem? This love of God is unconditional. God does not have good days and bad days. He is constant. The love He has does not change. Tomorrow God will love me in the same way He loves me today.
Understanding that God’s love is unconditional and constant is hard for some of us because we have experienced inconsistencies and conditional love. Let us remind ourselves that God’s love does not say “if”. God’s love is “I love you”. God will never love me more than the way He loves me now and He will never love me less than the way He loves me now. Do I need to do any better to be loved? No, I have accepted the fact that I am totally forgiven. I have asked myself do I need to hold on to shame. The answer is no God has chosen me. He did that before I made any failures in my life. I am aware that God does not rehearse my sins. He releases me from them.
This is Mother’s Day and I am reminded of how my mother let me know that no matter what she understood my value. I ask you, “How much do you think you are worth?” I know that value is established through what someone is willing to do for that thing they want. God wanted us. He desired us and He was willing to pay the price. Our mothers went through so much to bring us into this world. They also nurtured us in our early and formative years. In a greater way God loves us and is connected to us. We wish all of you, especially our mothers, a very happy Mother’s Day. Thank you to all are mothers who have done so much to make our lives so meaningful. Yes, I tie my mother’s love together with God’s love because it is hard for me to separate the two. God bless you. Have a wonderful day.