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God loves you.

23 October, 2014

In Psalm 91, we read,

“Those who love me, I will deliver;
I will protect those who know my name.
When they call to me, I will answer them;
I will be with them in trouble,
I will rescue them and honour them.” (Psalm 91:14-15)

The above psalm clearly indicates that God loves us and will help and protect us. God’s ineffable love transcends all human understanding and is the foundation and meaning of our lives and our faith. The gift of love is the gift of God’s very self.

The following story illustrates the love of God:

A little boy was visiting his grandmother and was intrigued by a hand-stitched pillow bearing the scripture verse Thou, God, seest me”. Noticing her grandson’s interest, she picked up the pillow and started to explain it to him.

“Some people will tell you,” she said, “that God will always watch you to see if you do something wrong, so he can punish you. I don’t want you to think of it like that. Every time you read the words, ‘Thou, God, seest me’, I would rather have you remember that God loves you so much that he cannot take His eyes off you.”

Interestingly, an unknown poet once wrote the following lines about love:-

It has hands to help others.
It has the feet to hasten to the poor and needy.
It has the eyes to see misery and want.
It has the ears to hear the sighs and sorrows of men.
That is what love looks like.

Deirdre Powell
Source: Medjugorje Day by Day by Fr. Richard J. Beyer (adapted).