I often times find myself amazed by the deep love of God for His people. God, who is seated on His throne in Heaven, loved (and loves us still) so much that He sent Christ to earth, sinful and wicked earth, to save those who would choose to accept. Christ, though highly exalted, came from Heaven to tread this earth and die for us.
I'm here to tell you, I am not worth it - even by my own standards. Yet He did not ask my opinion or permission. God sent Christ, Christ obeyed - even to the point of death. For me. For you.
These past couple of months, for various reasons, have been somewhat difficult for me personally. I'm not much of a transparent person by any means. Reaching out to others when I'm in need is strange to me. Be there for someone when they're in need - sure! But I find it difficult to be the opposite. Few people know that (until now when I just shared it for the world to see). However, over these past few months, I have been reassured once again of the LOVE that God has for me. He has for all man-kind. And two things stick out that I have recognized/re-learned in recent weeks: 1) We cannot be over-comers if we have nothing to overcome 2) We have to examine closely what we "hang-on" to when the road gets bumpy. I could have held on to all that the world had to offer, but I intentionally chose to seek God, to hang on to Him as my first love. To hang onto something tightly means hanging on with both hands. We must make a choice as to what we hold on to.
And LOVE compelled me to hang on to Him. And that has made all the difference.