“For the Son of Man came to seek and to save the lost.” -Luke 19:10
Jesus Loves You
Whether you know Him or not. He loves you not because of who you are or what you’ve done. He loves you because of who He is. God is unconditional love. 1 John 4:19 says that we love because God first loved us.
When Jesus walked the earth, He loved those that mocked Him, doubted Him, and even killed Him. He loves the murderer, the thief, the lonely, the victim, the broken, the hopeless, and the persecutor. Nobody is able to separate themselves from God’s love. Nobody can escape the endless pursuit of God. He chases after his people with an unrelenting desire for relationship.
Psalm 23:6 says, “Surely your goodness and unfailing love will pursue me all the days of my life…”
All around you are people who don’t know this loving God. Maybe they were hurt by religion or grew up hearing about a wrathful God interested in rules rather than relationship. Maybe they have a past that they believe makes them unworthy of a future.
Show them the love of God through kindness, caring, and humility. Don’t act like others act. Don’t say what others say. Be there when others aren’t.
Who in your life needs you to go out of your way to minister to them? Maybe they need somebody to take them to lunch or give them a call. Maybe they need a gift card for groceries or somebody to babysit their children. It may not be comfortable. It may even be a little awkward, but somebody in your world is hurting and God might be calling you to reach that lost person in your life. Who will you share Christ’s love with today?
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