Read Jeremiah 31:3 –

I want to remind you today that you are loved, with an everlasting love.
That was God’s view of Israel despite their constant struggles. We associate our views of others and ourselves based on what we have, where we live or what we can do, but God doesn’t.

It is so freeing that God’s view of us is based on His love for us, because He is love.
Today, take a moment and ponder on this passage and what it means for you.



We often want to know how often we have to forgive, surely there is a limit for somebody who keeps on hurting you.

Check out Matthew 18:21-35 (, the story leaves little to the imagination.

How much has God forgiven you?? Then go and do the same, how can you do anything different. If God has forgiven us so much, how can we hold a grudge for such a minor thing. God calls us to love those who have hurt us, to forgive and never give up on them. And He does not just say it, He does it every day!



Did you know we can show our relationship with Jesus in our friendships?
DC Talk sang a great song ‘Lean on me’. The lyrics speak of leaning on each other for support in hard times.

Friends – who can you lean on?
Can others lean and rely on you?
Reflect on Proverbs 17:17 (

Some translations have “A friend loves at all times”, whereas another I’ve seen says “A true friend is always loyal”. Our brothers and sisters in Christ, as well as our friends who don’t yet know Jesus, need love and loyalty.

Is there someone you know that needs YOU as a friend?



God’s love

The book of Lamentations is not the happiest book to read – it mostly tells of despair and sadness. But in the middle of this book, are 10 surprising verses: Lamentations 3:22-33 ( ‘Because of the Lord’s great love, we are not consumed’ it says.

In the midst of everything going wrong that could possibly go wrong, still we can have hope because of God’s love for us. Not everything goes right all the time, and sometimes nothing goes right, ever! But because of God’s love, we don’t give up.