Written & Published by Lolita Buck
I'm sure you remember the song "Yes Jesus Loves Me" as a little child. The lyrics went something like this. Jesus loves this I know for the bible tells me so. Little ones to him belong, they are weak but he is strong. However, I'm sure there have been times in your adult life where you've questioned the validity of that love. Whether it be during the sickness of a loved one; the senseless shootings we face almost daily; injustices we endure; or just the rigorous battles of life overall. You probably wonder how as children we could be so gullible to believe it's just that simple. Well my friend I'm here to tell you it really is just that simple. I often say we are the ones that complicate life. God is the same yesterday, today, & forevermore. His love is the same every day of the week. Seasons change throughout our lives but his love remains the same, period.
"Jesus Christ is the same yesterday, today, and forever."
If there is ever a doubt in your mind about his love for you then you need to familiarize yourself with the greatest command of all, LOVE. His ultimate sacrifice for you & me was done out of love. Once you get this, I mean really get it you'll have a greater appreciation for the greatest man to ever walk the face of the earth!
He loved us so much that he willingly died for us. Who does such a thing? And for someone he calls a friend? Not a brother or sister, not flesh & blood but for a friend. What an awesome God we serve! Check this out, here is a glimpse into that scripture.
"My command is this: Love each other as I have loved you. Greater love has no one than this: to lay down one’s life for one’s friends. You are my friends if you do what I command. I no longer call you servants, because a servant does not know his master’s business. Instead, I have called you friends, for everything that I learned from my Father I have made known to you."
One of the privileges of being God's friend is that he let's you in on some of his top secret stuff too. Experiencing his love is one thing but being privy to his business that's taking it to a whole different level. His love alone takes your breath away but then to also get the 411 how cool is that? Let me tell you his love extends beyond race, religion, or creed. He has a heart for mankind. He created everyone & everything so his love is multi-cultural & multi-dimensional. The scope of his love is beyond human comprehension.
I personally don't need a huge explanation of his love. I have no problem reverting back to the lyrics of that childhood Sunday school song I know he loves me because the bible tells me so. That's good enough for me. I also know that he loves me because I've experienced his love, his grace, & his mercy every waking moment of my life. There's no doubt in my mind that YES JESUS LOVES ME! Will you too open your heart & receive his love today?
As you go forward in your daily journey I extend love & peace to each of you. I pray that you find your "it" and that you OWN IT. That the chains of this world be broken off of you & that you walk in the light that God intended you to walk in.
With dedication & servitude