John 3:16 The Voice (VOICE) 16 For God expressed His love for the world in this way: He gave His only Son so that whoever believes in Him will not face everlasting destruction, but will have everlasting life.
John 10:11 (VOICE) 11 I am the good shepherd. The good shepherd lays down His life for the sheep in His care.
The more I study the Scriptures, the more I am reminded of the great old hymn, “I Love to Tell the Story”. The passages of Scripture are unique and different, but they tell us more about the same story, the story of Jesus. It is an complete story of HIs complete love. It seems incomplete to us in the beginning, but the more we study, the more we realize it is all there, we just haven’t understood it yet.
I have “loved” Jesus a long time, but it is only in the last year that I have come to realize that what I really wanted was to be “in love” with Jesus. I used to know about Him, but now I just want to know Him. The only way to really fall in love with someone is to get to know them and the only way to do that is to spend time with them, whether that be physically with them or Spiritually.
God’s Holy Spirit searches our hearts and knows the heart of God (since He is God) and He communicates between those hearts because He indwells us. What a wonderful plan! Because of God’s Holy Spirit, we can spend time with Him all the time. You probably thought the wireless internet was something new, didn’t you? As Solomon said “there is nothing new under the sun”.
Does God really love us? Consider this: What other motivation would He have for creating a creature knowing that He would have to give His Life for their redemption. Oh, how He loves you, Oh, how He loves me, Oh how He loves you and me. It is exciting to know. And the more you know about Jesus, the more exciting it is!