“It’s really good to know God loves us.”
Recently, Telesa and I were having dinner with a few of our grandchildren. We were talking, as usual, about a variety of topics in rapid succession.
As is often the case, our conversation turned to spiritual things. I do not recall all the details of this discussion. One small bit of it stands out though. We talked about life and death and life after death. Not your typical topic at the dinner table, I know.
Then one of our granddaughters, who was sitting where we could both see her face, slowly moved her eyes to the left, then slowly to the right. Then she gently drew in a deep breath and looked up saying, “It’s really good to know God loves us.”
What I thought in that moment but I didn’t say, “As your Pops, it’s really nice to know you know God loves us.” There are a thousand million things our children need to know for life and living. There is nothing more important for them to have deeply embedded in their thoughts than simple, abiding, and vital truths pertaining to the love of God for all.
This influences what and how we think of God, ourselves, and others. No thing or thought is more important! As the Apostle John explained:
This is how we know what love is: Jesus Christ laid down his life for us. And we ought to lay down our lives for our brothers and sisters. If anyone has material possessions and sees a brother or sister in need but has no pity on them, how can the love of God be in that person? Dear children, let us not love with words or speech but with actions and in truth. (1 John 3:16-18, NIV)
Yes, it’s really good to know God loves us!
©️Bill Williams, a fellow sojourner
September 15, 2019