“For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life.” –John 3:16
Do you know that you are dearly and unconditionally loved?
Do you know that the perfect man was sent to die so you may live?
Do you know that you can have eternal happiness?
Do you know Jesus Christ?
For those of you in Christ, you know what it is like to be dearly loved. Those of you who may be on the fence, hop on over. In this instance the grass is really greener on the other side.
So you may be thinking, “Why should I be listening to the advice of a 20-year old college kid.”
Well, here’s why:
I’ve found Mr. Right. I’ve found the one person who will never leave me or forsake me. His name is Jesus Christ. He opens doors for me, He listens to me, He can walk on water (How cool is that!), He heals my broken heart, He gets knocked down but gets back up again, and most importantly HE WILLINGLY DIED FOR ME. I don’t know about you, but I’m a hopeless romantic and have dreamed of being with a man that would take a bullet for me. And guess what…Jesus already has! He was beaten and hung on a cross to slowly die for every sin I have committed in my past and for every one I will commit in my future. He suffered so that when my time comes to leave this earth I will be eternally wed to my ultimate Bridegroom.
You see, I’m a perfectionist in denial (I’ve been trying to perfect my blog’s look for hours). I try daily to lead a perfect life, but I can’t. That’s why I need and want Jesus in my life. God loved me thousands of years before I was conceived. He loved me enough to send His only son to die for me so that I can be reunited with my Heavenly Father (John 3:16).
And here’s the catch…He didn’t just die for me. The Bible states, “God so loved the world…” not God so loved Meredith and her friends…He loved the world, including YOU, enough to send his Son to die for our sins.
It’s hard to understand what being dearly loved means until you’ve accepted Jesus Christ as your Lord and Savior. In my life, that moment came when I was 12 at a Fellowship of Christian Athletes Leadership Camp at Texas A&M University. Since that moment, no matter how many times I’ve stumbled (and believe me, I have), I’ve never felt more loved. I’m not here to beat my beliefs into your mind, I’m here to share with you about the greatest love I’ve ever known and pray a seed may be planted for God to grow.
Here’s to being Dearly Loved. God Bless and Enjoy!
“May the words of my mouth and the meditations of my heart be acceptable to you, O Lord, my rock and my redeemer.” –Psalm 19:14