As I was thinking what I would share today on Valentine’s Day, my thoughts kept coming back to three words: Jesus loves you.
We grow up hearing, reading, and watching love stories. Of all the love stories ever written though, His story of love for you is the most beautiful and most powerful.
God sent His Son Jesus to this earth as a baby, something He didn’t have to do. “Today in the town of David a Savior has been born to you; he is the Messiah, the Lord. This will be a sign to you: You will find a baby wrapped in cloths and lying in a manger.” Luke 2:11, 12
Jesus walked and lived on the earth as a man, yet without sinning. “God made him who had no sin to be sin for us, so that in him we might become the righteousness of God.” 2 Corinthians 5:21
He hung on an ugly cross for our sins and died between two thieves. “But God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us.” Romans 5:8
But that wasn’t the end of the story! He rose from that grave just as He said He would do. “In their fright the women bowed down with their faces to the ground, but the men said to them, ‘Why do you look for the living among the dead? He is not here; he has risen! Remember how he told you, while he was still with you in Galilee: ‘The Son of Man must be delivered over to the hands of sinners, be crucified and on the third day be raised again.’ ” Then they remembered his words.” Luke 24:5-8
He did not have to do any of these things for us, yet He did. Jesus loves you!
“For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life. For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but to save the world through him.” John 3:16, 17
It is hard to grasp such love with our human minds, but He wants you to accept His love He freely offers.
Whatever you are going through right now, Jesus loves you! I wanted to remind you of that today in case you forgot or didn’t know.
JESUS loves you.
Jesus LOVES you.
Jesus loves YOU.