A mother had only one son. She loved him more than anything in the world. One day she introduced him to a friend and said, “This is my only son, and I love him dearly!”
He greeted him kindly and said, “I have eight sons, and I love all of them dearly, too.”
“Eight sons?” she exclaimed in disbelief. “I can’t imagine that. I love him so much that I can’t imagine dividing my love by eight.”
“Ma’am,” he replied. “I don’t divide my love, I multiply it.”
What a wonderful description of how God loves us! He never divides His love, He multiplies it, and has enough for everyone and anyone who has ever lived or ever will live.
The central theme in God’s Word is that He loves us. And, not only does He love us, but there is no one who loves us as much as He does. Furthermore, He loves each of us equally. Fortunately, He has no favorites.
God’s love is so great that He freely, willingly, and gladly gave His One and only Son for our salvation. It cost Him dearly and is far beyond our ability to understand. Yet, we do not need to understand it to accept it. It is ours for the asking if we accept it through faith in Christ. The offer comes from Him personally and it is our choice to receive it.
Prayer: Lord, we are amazed at such love – a love we cannot understand but desperately need and can only find through Christ, Your Son, our Savior. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.
Scripture For Today: For this is how God loved the world: He gave his one and only Son, so that everyone who believes in him will not perish but have eternal life. John 3:16