You are Forgiven. You are Redeemed. You are Accepted. You are Treasured.
You are LOVED.
Have you ever really let these truths sink in? You are loved. Such a simple concept yet so incredibly profound. Maybe you have never heard these words before. Maybe no one has ever told you that you are incredibly precious and adored beyond your wildest dreams. If that’s the case, let me be the first. You are undeniably and irrevocably LOVED.
Or, maybe you have heard those words but thought to yourself, if they only knew. If they only knew the real me; the selfishness and insecurity and weakness that exist in the loneliest parts of my soul… If they knew the truth, they wouldn’t love me. Oh, but there is somebody that does! There is One who has seen the very depths of your heart; the darkest motive, the deepest longing. The One who has seen it all is the One who loves you the most.
You are fully known and fully loved. What a wonderful truth that is. This isn’t some universal, broad-spectrum “God loves the whole world” kind of love. This is a deep, passionate, pursuing, eternal Love. This is a redeeming, restoring, transforming kind of Love. This is the kind of Love that always trusts, always hopes, always endures. This is the kind of Love that died on a cross.
That’s right. You. Even if you were the only person on earth, God still would have sent his Son, Jesus Christ to die on the Cross so that you could have a restored relationship with Him for all of eternity. That’s how much He loves you. Let this Easter be a time to remember His Sacrifice. His Faithfulness. His Love. And also a time to rejoice, for there is much to rejoice about. You are Forgiven. You are Redeemed. You are Accepted. You are Treasured.
You are LOVED.
By: Natasha Spiers, 2011