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Go­ing through a dif­fi­cult week re­cently turned out to be an op­por­tu­nity for me to re­flect on God’s love for me and my love to­ward Him. While I know that God’s love for me is ever present and never chang­ing, at times it seems that my love for Him is hinged on my cir­cum­stances and emo­tions. As a hu­man be­ing, my love is much less pow­er­ful than God’s.

No mat­ter what comes my way, no mat­ter what I am faced with, God’s love for me will al­ways re­main con­stant, re­gard­less of my cir­cum­stances and emo­tions. He knows I some­times fail to love Him the way He de­serves, but even that doesn’t stop Him from lov­ing and car­ing for me. It’s only what I al­low to af­fect me that can make me feel fur­ther away and less loved by Him.

I know that what I’m re­flect­ing on is a ba­sic spir­i­tual prin­ci­ple, but it’s one that I eas­ily for­get when I’m go­ing through a rough time or when I’m not feel­ing so close to God. May God help me to be fully per­suaded, like the apos­tle Paul, that no mat­ter what, Je­sus loves me and will take care of me. Noth­ing is stronger than His love! — Toni Valera

2 As high as heaven is above the earth, that’s how large God’s faith­ful love is for those who honor him. — Psalm 103:11 CEB

2 God loves each of us as if there were only one of us. — Saint Au­gus­tine (354–430)

2 God proved His love on the Cross. When Christ hung, and bled, and died, it was God say­ing to the world, “I love you.” — Billy Gra­ham (b. 1918)

2 Though our feel­ings come and go, God’s love for us does not. — C.S. Lewis (1898–1963)

2 There is no hu­man wreck­age, lying in the ooze of the deep­est sea of in­iq­uity, that God’s deep love can­not reach and re­deem. — John Henry Jowett (1863–1923)

2 Love is the most durable power in the world. This cre­ative force, so beau­ti­fully ex­em­pli­fied in the life of Christ, is the most po­tent in­stru­ment avail­able in mankind’s quest for peace and se­cu­rity. — Martin Luther King Jr. (1929– 1968)

Dear Je­sus, I want to know You. Thank You for giv­ing Your life for me. Please for­give me for all the things I have done wrong. I now open the door of my heart, and ask You to come in. Please give me Your gift of eternal life and fill me with Your love so I can love oth­ers as You do. Amen.

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