"Most of us are far more ready to believe how much we should love God than we are to believe how much He loves us. Few Christians really understand and feel that they are a delight to the Lord." (Alice Smith, "Beyond the Veil"). This is so very true. But, why? He created us for Himself! His desire is for us! There are many scriptures that tells us over and over about His unfailing Love for us! For instance ~~~

"Neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor powers, nor things present, nor things to come, nor height, nor depth, nor any other creature, shall be able to separate us form the Love of God." (Romans 8:38-39)

"I am my Beloved's and He is mine." (SOS 6:3)

"I am my Beloved's and His desire is towards me." (SOS 7:10)

"His banner over me is love!" (SOS 2:4)

There are so many more scriptures that proclaim His Love for us! These are just a few that came to mind. A lot of people believe that God's Love is for everyone ~ except for them! The enemy has caused them to feel guilt and shame over past sins. They believe they just aren't good enough to receive God's Love. The truth is, NONE of us are good enough! Without the shed Blood of Jesus, not one of us would be worthy to receive His Love and redemption! The absolute Love of the Father sent His only Son to die a horrible death so that we could live with Him forever! And the absolute Love of Jesus caused Him to make the choice to die on that tree, to take the sins of the whole world upon Himself, to have His Father turn His back on Him ~ so that we could spend all eternity in His presence! That is the Love that He has for you, for me, for all of us!

He is waiting for you in the Secret Place, where He desires to shower you, overwhelm you, with that incredible Love! Believe it! Take all your cares there and lay them at His feet! In exchange, He will give you peace, joy, comfort and much more than you could ever imagine!

(Written 11/2/09)