Everyone knows that “God is love”, but how can I be sure that God loves me? John gives us a very simple answer in his letter 1 John 4:9.
When you doubt God’s love, look to the death of Jesus on the cross for you. When your friends doubt that God loves them, remind them of Jesus’ death on the cross for the whole world. The cross is God’s love letter to the world, there for all to see, forever. God loves us this much, that He would die like a criminal to bring us back into a loving relationship with Him.