Last night I had a light bulb “a-ha reminder” about Jesus and His love for us: The people I love? He loves them even more. I know this should be obvious, but sometimes I live and worry and wrestle as if it’s not true.
The people I pray might feel prompted to get to know Jesus, to spend time reading about Him, to spend time talking to Him, to spend time arguing with Him, and to spend time listening to Him? Jesus wants that even more than I want it. His passion is to pursue us, fight for us and rescue us. He will leave the 99 in order to search and rescue 1. (Matt 18: 12-14) He will go to great lengths to reach someone. If we ever doubt this, then our eyes and our focus have drifted away from the Cross.
So, if this is true, if Jesus desires to be a part my life, your life, and their life…and He wants this even more than we want this… then there is no need for us to wrestle, to worry, or to fear.
This is good news because if we don’t need to spend time wrestling, worrying or fearing then we have more room and energy to love, love and love.
Gosh I want to remember that today and everyday.
“What then are we to say about these things?
If God is for us, who is against us?
He did not even spare His own Son
but offered Him up for us all;
how will He not also with Him grant us everything?
Who can bring an accusation against God’s elect?
God is the One who justifies.
Who is the one who condemns?
Christ Jesus is the One who died,
but even more, has been raised;
He also is at the right hand of God
and intercedes for us.
Who can separate us from the love of Christ?
Can affliction or anguish or persecution
or famine or nakedness or danger or sword?
As it is written:
Because of You
we are being put to death all day long;
we are counted as sheep to be slaughtered.
No, in all these things we are more than victorious
through Him who loved us.
For I am persuaded that not even death or life,
angels or rulers,
things present or things to come, hostile powers,
height or depth, or any other created thing
will have the power to separate us
from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord! Romans” 8: 31-39
“The Lord does not delay His promise, as some understand delay, but is patient with you, not wanting any to perish but all to come to repentance.” 2 Peter 3:9