Author : William

Yet in all these things we are more than conquerors through Him who loved us. For I am persuaded that neither death nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor powers, nor things present, nor things to come, nor height, nor depth, nor any other created thing shall be able to separate us from the love of God which is in Christ Jesus, our Lord. (Romans 8:37-39 KJV)

Being a father, I tell my children every day how much I love them. Whether they acknowledge it or not, I will never stop loving them or stop telling them. They know they are loved but when I hear them saying back to me, ‘I love you daddy’, it is the most amazing feeling in the word. There is a connection there, a special bond where both express their love, and both feel loved.

We know that Jesus loves us. We sang it as children, ‘Jesus loves me this I know.’ But does Jesus know that we love Him? That is what He longs to hear from us. To love someone, we need to get to know them. Without a relationship with Jesus, we will never know Him well enough to love Him. 1 John 4:19 says, ‘We love because He first loved us.’ Jesus loves us with an ‘agape’ love regardless of our faults and failures. The words of the song ‘One Thing Remains’ sum up how mighty and relentless His love is for us: ‘Higher than the mountains that I face, stronger than the power of the grave. Constant through the trial and the change one thing remains. Your love never fails, it never gives up, it never runs out on me.’

The words of this song reflect how close Jesus is to us regardless of our situation. He is always with us, through good and bad. His love for us remains the same. The more we realise that, the more we can’t help but fall in love with Him. Today, I thank Jesus for loving me first. Nothing I can do can make Him love me more and there is nothing I can do that will make Him love me less. I know that I am His, I am His child and He loves me unconditionally. Get close to Jesus, seek Him, worship Him and spend time in His presence. This is the evidence of our love for Him and as we go deeper and further with Jesus, we can’t help but say, ‘I love you Lord.’