I’m not talking about knowing that Jesus loves us on some logical level, or even having it tucked away lightly in our hearts. I’m talking about walking in that knowledge with each and every step we take every day.
I’m talking about breathing it in every time we take a breath. Knowing it when things are good and when they’re horrible. Never, ever doubting, even for one moment that God, the Creator of the Universe, loves us.
Lives for us. Died for us. And this, despite the fact that He knows us more intimately than anyone else.
It just leaves you breathless, doesn’t it?
Paul was overcome with the emotion himself when he wrote Romans 8:37-39
“For I am sure that neither death nor life, nor angels nor rulers, nor things present nor things to come, nor powers, nor height or depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus our Lord.”
Did he leave anything out? Tragedy or hurt? No, that’s covered. Huge obstacles? Nope. People in positions of authority that impact us negatively in some way? Not even them.
So, here’s my question. If everyone understood this on a deep, soul kind of level, how different would our world be? How different would our lives be? Us? Our families? Our workplaces? Our friendships, and loves, and priorities and goals? Don’t you think we would all rearrange our priorities and assign less importance to the majority of those things in our lives that cause us stress?
My gosh, if we could only get the magnitude of this one truth embedded deep into our souls, we could change the world.
And isn’t that what He calls us to do?
Let the very next breath you take be filled with the knowledge that HE LOVES YOU.