I LOVE YOU, STILL!

One should never tire of hearing the words of John 3:16 “For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him shall not perish, but have eternal life.”

From the fall of Adam and Eve, recorded in Genesis 3, there is prophecy after prophecy that unfolds the story of redemption through Christ. God in a marvelous display of His love gave us that first prophecy: “And I will put enmity between you and the woman, and between your seed and her seed; He shall bruise you on the head, and you shall bruise him on the heel.” (v15) God made a promise that eventuated in the person of the Lord Jesus Christ. In the immediate He “clothed them”. (v21)

When Christ died on Calvary and declared: “It is finished!”, that work of the promised redemption was accomplished. Every person who accepts that love, displayed on Calvary, and the person of Christ as the substitute for his sin, will experience forgiveness of sin; the impartation of a new life and the hope of eternity with God/Christ/The Holy Spirit, and the joys of that new life here on earth until that moment when we are caught up into His presence forever.

While here on this earth one might fall into a sin or sins. Seek the forgiveness of God, and be immediately restored into fellowship with Him. This may happen numerous times, and the sin might be grievous to God, but He has promised forgiveness and restoration immediately.

All of this extension of love from our wonderful Lord is most re-assuring for every child of God. There are no bounds or limits as to how much God loves the individual, as we read in John 3:16.

As a result of the promises of John 3:16, and many other promises from the sacred Scriptures, I rest in His declarations that one day I am going to hear Him say, though my sins have been many and at times revolting to His righteousness, “Ted! I still love you; and it will be as I promised, an everlasting LOVE!”

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