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God's Love

God's Love

01 December 2009

Scripture:

15 So you should not be like cowering, fearful slaves. You should behave instead like God’s very own children, adopted into his family—calling him “Father, dear Father.” 16 For his Holy Spirit speaks to us deep in our hearts and tells us that we are God’s children. 38 And I am convinced that nothing can ever separate us from his love. Death can’t, and life can’t. The angels can’t, and the demons can’t. Our fears for today, our worries about tomorrow, and even the powers of hell can’t keep God’s love away. 39 Whether we are high above the sky or in the deepest ocean, nothing in all creation will ever be able to separate us from the love of God that is revealed in Christ Jesus our Lord. (Romans 8:15-16, 38-39 NLT)

Today is the first day of Advent, the season in the Christian calendar when we celebrate the birth of Christ, God’s greatest gift of love. For God so loved the world that he sent his one and only son…

Now we are God’s very own children, adopted into his family! How did this wonderful thing happen? How is it possible that you and I can call the God of the universe “Daddy”? It happened because God loved us before we knew him, before we were born, while we were alone and unlovely. God loved us and God loves us!

Because God loves us:

• His Holy Spirit living in us awakes each day calling, “Good morning, Daddy God!”
• Nothing can ever separate us from Daddy God’s love.
• Nothing: Not death, not life, not angels, not demons, not fears, not worries, not even the power of hell itself, can keep God’s love away from you and me.
• Nothing can ever separate us from Daddy God’s love.
• High or low, near or far, God’s love will find us and keep us.
• Nothing can ever separate us from Daddy God’s love.

Let us rejoice and be exceedingly glad that God loves us!

Prayer:

Father, I’m a grown man and it’s a long time since I’ve called someone Daddy. Yet I know I’m in a season when you want me to grow more child-like and you want to be my Daddy and not just Lord, or Father, or God. Thanks, Daddy, for loving me so much. Thanks, Daddy, for being so incredibly patient with me through the stages of my life as I grow from boy to man to beloved child of Daddy God. Good morning, Daddy God. Amen.

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