“For God loved the world in this way: He gave his one and only Son so that everyone who believes in him will not perish but have eternal life.”– John 3:16
Hello everyone! This week I’m super excited to tell you about how God loves us and always keeps His promises to us. Before we do that, I want you to pair up and answer these two questions. Then, I’ll ask what you came up with.
- If you could live forever, what would you do?
- How do you know that someone loves You?
Sometimes we use the word “love” for everything from pizza to our parents. That can make the definition of love confusing. Thankfully, God shows us in His Word the true meaning of His love for us. Also, the best part about God’s love is that it will never stop.
Did you know that no matter what you do, God’s love will never change? Let that sink in. No matter what we do, good or bad, God will always love us. There isn’t any way to gain more of God’s love, and there isn’t a way to lose it. John 3:16 tells us that God loved us so much that He gave up His Son so we could be reunited with Him in Heaven one day. That sure does sound like love!
It’s hard to understand this amount of love. It seems too good to be true, right? To have a God that loves me unconditionally and wants to spend eternity with me is hard to wrap my head around. When something seems too good to be true, it’s probably because we have been let down before. For example, someone might have promised that you would get to play a particular position, and then they went back on their word. Even the nicest people aren’t perfect and make mistakes because there’s sin in our world. But God is perfect. When He makes us a promise, we can trust that He will follow through!
Nothing is too good to be true with God. We can believe Him when He says that we can have eternal life with Him if we believe in who He is and what He did for us. How can we know that God is a promise keeper? By reading His Word. The Bible is full of true stories of God keeping His promises. We can trust God because He truly loves us and wants the best for us. We know God loves us because He is the definition and the creator of love. That gives Him pretty good credentials if you ask me.
- How does it make you feel that God loves you no matter what?
- What is something that still is confusing about God’s love?
“Heavenly Father, You are a promise keeper. Your love will never stop. Thank You for sending Your Son to die on the cross so that one day we can be with You in Heaven. I pray that as we go through our week, we’ll see how much you love us and how we can share your love with others. Amen.”