“’As the Father has loved me, so have I loved you. Now remain in my love. If you obey my commands, you will remain in my love, just as I have obeyed my Father’s command and remain in his love. I have told you this so that my joy may be in you and that your joy may be complete.’” John 15:9-12 (NIV)
Jesus puts it very plainly, when we obey His commands, we show our love for Him. He also tells us that His Father loves us just like He loves His Son.
God’s love stays with us during the times of illness—personal or of a family member, financial hardship, loss of a loved one and its aftermath.
There is something unique about an earthly parent’s love for a child. That unusual quality is magnified many times over when we describe the love God has for Jesus and the Lord, for His children.
When God sees us living for Him, doing His Will, and following His guidance, He smiles. When this happens, we receive a joy that surmounts anything we will ever know.
Hymn: He Abides
Added note: I will be unplugging from posting here until March 3, 2014. at the time I posted this entry, I start physical therapy in a few hours. I also have a set of books to start reviewing. Please pray for me when you think of me. Thank you.