by: Xenia Martinez
“This is how we know what love is: Jesus Christ laid down his life for us. And we ought to lay down our lives for our brothers and sisters.” 1 John 3:16
You are loved. Can you believe that? The creator of ALL things, completely and unconditionally, loves YOU! And what continues to amaze me is that there is nothing we could ever do to change that. No mistakes we make or words we say could ever cause God to love us any less. It is a simple statement that we hear all of the time, but has such profound meaning. It is vitally important to know how much God loves us because His pure and perfect love frees us from the idea that we have to be perfect in order to be loved.
Christ bared the sins of the world by dying on the cross. It was a death that we deserved, but He loves us so much that He gave up and sacrificed His one and only son (John 3:16). Now we get to walk in that freedom. Let go of all our burdens and have peace knowing that the Mighty King of all Kings is on our side. When we finally understand and believe that we are loved by God, that knowledge allows us to change the world. Change lives.
Next time you hear those voices in your head saying, “you are not good enough” or “you could never be loved,” remember that God thinks you are worth dying for! He didn’t make a mistake when He created you and He doesn’t regret creating you when you wonder if you’re good enough. He made you exactly the person He wanted you to be and that makes you perfectly amazing!
Friends! Never forget that you were formed by God’s hands, dreamed up in His heart and placed in this world for a purpose. Be confident in who you are because of whose you are. You have a King for a father, so start acting like it.
Security in God = a Peace that passes ALL understanding!
Now let us be so overwhelmed with His grace and mercy that it allows us to go out into the world, overflowing with love and create something INCREDIBLE.
You matter and you are important… And today, I want you to know that you are LOVED.