At different points in my life, different people have been God’s love to me in very tangible, beautiful ways.
Just to name a few:
Growing up – My sister
High school – Youth leaders
Brisbane – Church
Sydney return – Mum and Sis
Now – New relationship
I didn’t and don’t deserve it. I haven’t done anything in particular that would warrant all these people to love me. I did not love them first, I did not do them some huge favour. But regardless, they have welcomed me into their embrace, cared for me, been concerned for me, laughed and cried with me.
Throughout it all, I see the love of my Heavenly Father reaching out to me. Holding me and guiding me through each moment. He must think I’m very precious 🙈 – I only need to look to the cross to know this.
This is real love—not that we loved God, but that he loved us and sent his Son as a sacrifice to take away our sins. Dear friends, since God loved us that much, we surely ought to love each other. No one has ever seen God. But if we love each other, God lives in us, and his love is brought to full expression in us…
God is love, and all who live in love live in God, and God lives in them.
1 John 4:10-12, 16
This is how the very presence of God dwells among us. ❤
P.s You could be a vessel for God’s love in someone’s life today. ☺