“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.”
Today was Youth Sunday at our church. Among other things, the children lead the congregation in singing “We are the Church.” Some of you may be familiar with this tune. One line in it says, “I count if I’m nine or ninety or even just a baby…”
It was a good reminder of how important each of us are to our Heavenly Father. Jesus gave His life for you and me and every person ever born, past and present. We don’t have to meet any special qualifications or pass any special tests, God loves us anyway. We count so much to God that He made a plan for us to be with Him forever when He sent Jesus to die on the cross for our sins. We are never too old or too young to accept that salvation.
Jesus’ love is so deep that we cannot even comprehend it, yet we are called to strive to be like Him. As we live day by day, do we show His love to others? Do we reach out in love to let the lost and lonely know that they are important to God and to us?
Jesus has given so much for us, we should be overjoyed to return some of His love to those we meet along the way.