Many of us have probably asked this exact question. I often wonder how the Lord could love me so much, when all I ever do is fail Him. I make mistakes left and right...I fall into sin constantly...and yet He loves me? This is so hard for me to understand at times...
Now before the feast of the passover, when Jesus knew that his hour was come that he should depart out of this world unto the Father, having loved his own which were in the world, he loved them unto the end.
He loved them to the end...wow. I can't help but think of Christ on the cross...with the people bellow mocking Him...He still loved them. The nails have pierced His hands, and feet...he hangs there in more anguish than we can imagine...and yet he loved those who had put him up on that tree. The depth of that love...I cannot even fathom it.
Nor height, nor depth, nor any other creature, shall be able to separate us from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord.
Nothing can separate us from that Love. I often wonder...in my imperfect human mind...if there would ever come a point where I had sinned so much, that God would just turn away. It is verses like this that give me comfort. Even in my sin, Christ loved me.
Therefore, brethren, stand fast, and hold the traditions which ye have been taught, whether by word, or our epistle. Now our Lord Jesus Christ himself, and God, even our Father, which hath loved us, and hath given us everlasting consolation and good hope through grace, Comfort your hearts, and stablish you in every good word and work.
II Thessalonians 2:15-17
And the grace of our Lord was exceeding abundant with faith and love which is in Christ Jesus. This is a faithful saying, and worthy of all acceptation, that Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners; of whom I am chief.
I Timothy 1:14 & 15
...And from Jesus Christ, who is the faithful witness, and the first begotten of the dead, and the prince of the kings of the earth. Unto him that loved us, and washed us from our sins in his own blood, And hath made us kings and priests unto God and his Father; to him be glory and dominion for ever and ever. Amen.
Revelation 1:5 & 6
Wow...I can't talk enough about Christ's love. It never ceases to amaze me. If you haven't noticed already...I've been struggling lately. But I guess...when will the struggle ever stop? Not until I'm with the Lord in heaven...until then the tests will continue to come.
Lord...help me to rest in your love. Help me to see that this is all a part of your master plan...you will use my pitfalls to turn me into the pastor you want me to be in the future. Help me to see that, and to rest in it. And as I've already said...that I would rest in your love. Amen.