A mother had only one son. She loved him more than anything in the world. One day she introduced him to a friend and said, “This is my only son, and I love him dearly!”
He greeted him kindly and said, “I have eight sons and I love all of them dearly, too.”
“Eight sons?” she exclaimed in disbelief. “I can’t imagine that. I love him so much that I can’t imagine dividing my love by eight.”
“Ma’am,” he replied. “I don’t divide my love, I multiply it.”
What a wonderful description of how God loves us! He never divides His love, He multiplies it and has enough for everyone and anyone who has ever lived or ever will live.
The central theme in God’s Word is that He loves us. And not only does He love us but there is no one who loves us as much as He does. Furthermore, He loves each of us equally. He has no favorites.
God’s love is so great that He freely, willingly and gladly gave His One and only Son for our salvation. It cost Him dearly and is far beyond our ability to understand. Yet, we do not need to understand it to accept it. It is ours if we accept it through faith in Christ. The offer comes from Him personally and it is our choice to receive it.
Prayer: Lord, we are amazed at such love – a love we cannot understand, but need and accept through Christ. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.
Scripture for Today: John 3:16 For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life.