How many times have we heard this verse:
For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life. John 3:16
Many learn this verse as a child. Some read it on a billboard. Some have never heard it at all.
God has reminded me this morning of the significance of a right relationship with Him. No matter how much our 'head' knows, it matters only what our 'heart' knows.
Whether we are on the mountaintop (and some are!) or in the depths of the valley (and many are!), the most important thing is the state of our relationship with the Father who gave His one and only Son for us!
Our immediate circumstances don't catch Him off guard, even though they make us fall on our knees. We are never beyond His reach.
His Word promises that He is working all things for the good of those who love Him and are called according to His purpose. In some tragedies we may only be left with "Why?" and in others we may see glimpses of the grander plans He has.
May we be encouraged today that He has loved us from the beginning, more than we can comprehend. Let His love and His Spirit fall afresh on us today!