Although I think its important to tell those you love often that you do love them, I think it is far more important to show them. Talk is cheap, actions speak louder than words, and faith without works is dead. God didn’t just shout His love from the heavens, He showed His love on the cross. There the Word of God and His actions combined to demonstrate the greatest love mankind could ever know in His only Son Jesus. (John 3:16)


Today two important thoughts come to mind: first, before God formed you in your mother’s womb, He knew you. Second, when Jesus was on the cross, you were on His mind. You don’t have to ask “if” God loves you, but you may spend a life time exploring the “why”. Knowing the love of God propels us to love others and to proclaim the freedom and salvation that come only through Jesus. (John 14:6)


My prayer for you and I today is that the love of God would overwhelm every painful memory, every hurt, and every fear so we could be truly free (John 8:36). Today may the Word and actions of God refresh you, strengthen you, and encourage you to face whatever life holds. Because Jesus lives, we can face tomorrow!