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.



Is there something you have seen or heard someone do (maybe you are that someone) and you thought to yourself, “oh my word, that person should never get away with that! I hope punishment rains down on them.”? Truth is we all deserve punishment to rain down on us. We were all born bad, sin made us bad.

BUT let’s read what Paul tells us in Ephesians 2:1-10 (

Instead of punishment and death raining down – undeserved mercy, kindness, love, grace (favour), salvation rained down. We went from bad to good. And not because of anything we could ever do, but because of EVERYTHING Jesus did.




Look into Psalm 145:8-9 (

Do you find it tough to be gracious and compassionate? Are you easily frustrated with friends and family? Do your teachers sometimes get to you, to a point where you are unable to act out the “slow to anger” characteristic? Do you find that it’s really hard to love people, just because?

Verse 8 says, “The LORD is gracious and compassionate, slow to anger and abounding in love.” Verse 9 says “He is good to all” – What a brilliant explanation of a major aspect of God’s character! Isn’t it good to know God is compassionate, gracious, is patient with us and loves no matter what!




Read Luke 15:11-32 (

The parable of the lost son, or as one band sings ‘sometimes the prodigal, sometimes the other brother’.
Maybe you’re praying for a ‘prodigal’ amongst your family or friends. Someone who may be far from God at the moment – maybe you are the “prodigal”?

In this story we often only focus on the two sons – but what about their father?
He was looking out for his son and when He saw him returning, filled with love, he ran to him.
God looks out for us, waiting for us with open arms to run to Him.