Have you ever seen a parent looking at their child with love? The joy on their faces when they pick their child up. The tears in their eyes when they mess up, the pride in their eyes when they succeed. Nothing that child can do, will stop that parent loving them.

Read 1 John 3:1 (http://bit.ly/2vES7o8)

God looks at you in the same way. He loves you so much that He claims you as His own child. You are not just another person or a number in the line, but His precious child who He wants to spend time with and share your failures and successes.


Jesus loves us

Read Luke 7:36-50 (http://bit.ly/2LnCJqZ)

These verses tell the story of a woman with a past (a sinner), who pours a jar of perfume over Jesus’ feet, wetting his feet with her tears and wiping them with her hair. Everyone else judged her – for her past as well as for her actions that day.

Everyone except Jesus.

Jesus has not changed. He still sees people beyond their mistakes; He sees through the masks we put on for the world. Jesus sees our innermost beings, the real us, where we are made in the image of God. And Jesus loves us.


Why am I here?

We all want to know that there’s a reason for our life.

A phone has a purpose for communication and a knife for cutting food.

The same is true of you and me. Psalm 139:13-16 (http://bit.ly/2YRs1ww) says God designed us for a purpose, which He wrote down long ago. Every talent given to us, every characteristic, every lesson we’ve learned – it’s all for a reason.

You may not see it, but you were designed for a purpose. Your life has a purpose. It can be hard to understand. But keep seeking Him, keep serving him and let Him use you for His glory.


Am I worth it?

Think about this:

Since before God made the world, He knew everything you would do – He knew you would fail, deny Him before others, ignore Him and do your own thing – and He still created You.

He knew He would have to experience the punishment of sin and die the most painful, gruesome death to save you – and He decided it was worth the pain and sacrifice to create you.

Don’t ever think you’re not worth it. God considered all the options possible and decided a world with you, was better than one without you – despite the cost.

That’s how much He loves you.
Read Ephesians 1:4-7 (http://bit.ly/2YSlilZ)