I know it seems kind if silly that I just recently realized this because this seems like an important part of being a Christian. I think that this is one of those things that most of us know in our heads but fail to recognize in our hearts – The same God who created the entire universe is the same God who created me and loves me.
I recently read the book, Crazy Love by Francis Chan. The main thing that I brought away from this book was that if the world doesn’t think I’m crazy because of my love for Christ, then something is wrong. But there were a few videos that the book asks you (the reader) to watch: The Awe Factor of God and Just Stop and Think. These two videos are so powerful in remembering/realizing who God is what He has done for us.
Two of my favorite parts of nature, two of the things that I find more beauty in than anything else, are a sunset on the beach and a star filled sky. And you know what just blows me away about both of those things – that the same God who made them loves me so much that He sent His only Son to die for ME! Stop and think about that statement for just a minute. Fill in your name where I wrote me and just think about it. Would you ever be willing to give up your child for people who rejected and abused you? I know I wouldn’t. But God did.
One of my favorite verses is Luke 19:10 – For the Son of Man came to seek and save those who are lost. I think the reason I love this verse so much is because I was lost and when I realized the someone wanted to find and save me, I was amazed. I mean, to realize that God loved me so much that He sent His Son to earth to live and die for me, I am astonished. I wasn’t looking for Jesus. Jesus wasn’t lost, I was. Jesus was looking for me and He found me in the midst of my pain and He met me right where I was and brought me out of my darkness.
Jesus found me and saved me – not because I deserved it and not because I had asked for it, but because He loves me so much that He wanted to save me from my own sin.
The God who sent His Son to die for our sins is the same God who loves us.
The God who created the beauty in a sunset is the same God who loves us.
The God who created the smell of freshly cut grass is the same God who loves us.
The God who made the world and everything in it is the same God who knew me and loved me even before I was born and the same God who lives inside of me.
That alone just amazes me.