So I’ve been writing a friend lately because she has been struggling and feeling a bit overwhelmed by life and as I was writing my email to her I thought that what I was writing might be something other people need to hear, so here it is.
What then shall we say to these things? If God is for us, who can be against us?”
“God’s love was revealed among us in this way; God sent his only Son into the world so that we might live through him. In this is love, not that we loved God, but that he loved us and sent his Son to be the atoning sacrifice for our sins.” 1 John 4:9,10
I read these verses and I think about my relationship with God and it always brings me to my experience as a mother. We don’t love our children because they love us, we love our children because they are our children. God wanted a closer relationship with mankind (us, his children) and the only way he could do that was to send one final sacrificial lamb. God doesn’t need us to be perfect, in the same way we don’t need and would never expect our kids to be perfect. He just wants us to come to him and let him love us. God doesn’t hold us to blame, he knows we aren’t perfect and he offered us a way, through Jesus, to come to him in spite of our imperfections. Hold on to that when you are being hard on yourself and remember that God is for you.
“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.” John 3:17.
I’m sending you another song too. Music just lifts up my heart and helps me tap into my emotions.