One day, a mother wanted to test and see how much her child loved her. So, she took the child to the garden to play. When the child was playing, she hid herself behind the trunk of a big tree. The child after playing for some time started searching for its mother. It ran here and there in search of its mother and not finding her, began to cry loudly. Hearing the loud cry of her child, the mother ran out of her hiding place, embraced the darling child and gave kisses. She was extremely happy to know that her child loved her beyond measure.
God is love (1 John 4:8, 16) and He loves us very dearly. His love is amazing and unfathomable. I found out the divine love of God when I was sixteen and till today, even after so many years, I am able to be filled by this divine love and experience a divine peace, joy and happiness in my life. I sing with joy that my sweet Jesus is more than sufficient for me because He carries all my worries and burdens. This life will be certainly a very joyful one if you know deep in your heart that you are loved by Jesus! If not, now itself, surrender before Him and do not leave Him till you receive this joyful life of abiding in Him (John 15:4, 5). Abide in Him and enjoy a joyful life. Love the Lord with your whole heart according to the promise verse of today, “We love because He first loved us” (1 John 4:19).
Beloved, is there anything that comes in between your heavenly Father’s love and you? Introspect yourself and acknowledge your shortcomings before Him. Be filled with the absolute knowledge that you are loved by Him whatever be the situation. His love is the rope let down to save you. He will never leave you nor forsake you. Be like a little child that always seeks the presence of its mother. Yes, stay close to your heavenly Father always.