A few weeks back I was having a conversation with my 8 year old son Jairus.
I wanted to know his opinion about what he thinks about God and so I told him “I wonder why God still loves me even though sometimes in my ignorance I make mistakes and do things that hurt him”.
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The answer he gave me was “God is our heavenly Father just like how you are our father, even though when we make mistakes and hurt you, you still love us. That’s exactly why even God loves you.”
The bible says in Lamentations 3:22-23
“The steadfast love of the Lord never ceases; his mercies never come to an end; they are new every morning; great is your faithfulness.”
An earthly father’s love for his children is just a glimpse of God’s love for us.
There are times in my life when I fail to understand this human love and wonder whether I truly know God’s love for me which is beyond comparison.
1 John 3:1-2 – “See what kind of love the Father has given to us, that we should be called children of God; and so we are … Beloved, we are God’s children”
1 John 4:9 – “This is how God showed his love among us: He sent his one and only Son into the world that we might live through him.”
I feel so comforted to know that He is my Father and I am His child and that by sending his son Jesus to die for my sin He has restored our relationship back.
Let this thought comfort you too!