It’s easy to say something like, “You are loved!” In our current culture it’s actually a very popular thing to say. It’s on banners, buttons, signs, t-shirts, etc. When I think about that statement the first thing I tend to think about are the people I love. I think of my wife Brooke and daughter June. I think about all the reasons I love the two of them. I think about how I love the way my wife smiles at me. I think about how I love how funny June is. I rarely think about myself when I read a statement like that. I just think about how it might apply to others.
The craziest part about the statement, “You are loved.” is the “You” part. That means you, who are reading this right now. You, who could find a million reasons to love others in your life but very few reasons why someone should love you. You. You, with all your issues, all your frustrating qualities and all your baggage. You are loved.
It would be easy to scroll past an image like this because of over use in our society. It’s even easier to think the you applies to other “you’s” out in the world. Jesus says in the gospel of John, "“For God so loved the world that he gave his only Son, so that everyone who believes in him may not perish but may have eternal life. Indeed, God did not send the Son into the world to condemn the world, but in order that the world might be saved through him.”
You are loved by a God willing to give Himself up for you. Do not scroll idly by and think this statement is meant for someone else. It’s meant for you. You are loved.
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