Loved By God
Here is your call to action today:
- Let God Love You: by writing this below, "I choose today to let God love me."
"And the son said to him, ‘Father, I have sinned against heaven and before you. I am no longer worthy to be called your son.’"—Luke 15:21
Many of us think it's impossible for God to forgive us. Mostly because we have never experienced complete, total, and generous forgiveness. Therefore, we believe that it's impossible for God to forgive us. Maybe because we privately imagined God as exclusively just, punitive, and judgmental but not mutually loving, gracious, and forgiving. And if this is the way that you view God, then you're missing out on Jesus' Father.
At least this is what Jesus is teaching us in this story. His parable teaches us that his Father, God, is different from human fathers. He is one who is loving, gracious, and forgiving. And note, all we need to do is come to him to discover this truth. But this means we must address something rebellious in ourselves—our unwillingness to let ourselves experience his love. Just listen to how excited our heavenly Father is to demonstrate love to sons who come home.
"But the father said to his servants, ‘Bring quickly the best robe, and put it on him, and put a ring on his hand, and shoes on his feet. And bring the fattened calf and kill it, and let us eat and celebrate. For this my son was dead, and is alive again; he was lost, and is found.’ And they began to celebrate."—Luke 15:22-24
Isn't it time to let the Father love you?