Mama cuddles up next to me on the love seat. “I love you, Mama,” I say.
Mom turns her head and looks up at me with delight and surprise, “You do?” she asks.
“Yes, I really do.”
“Goody!” Mama exclaims cheerily. And I chuckle as she promptly dozes off to sleep.
Mama doesn’t know who I am, which is why she’s so surprised to hear I love her. But she seems happy to know that I do and is accepting of my love.
And it makes me think, how God loves all His children. But some people don’t know who He is, so they don’t comprehend His love.
And even people who do know Him, can’t truly grasp His love. In Ephesians 3:19 Paul says he’s praying for the church there to “…know the love of Christ which passes knowledge…”
Jesus loves us more than we can understand. His love passes knowledge. Passes knowledge! Imagine a love so great that knowledge can’t contain it or explain it! It is beyond what we know. It is bigger and deeper and more powerful than we can read or write or paint or sing about! It passes knowledge!
And that’s the kind of love Jesus has for us. For each of us. And all we have to do is believe in Him and accept His love. Accept it with delight and with joy. And then stay close to Him, follow Him, and rest in His love.
Nestle under the shelter of His wings and know the comfort of His presence and His tender mercies.
Because He loves you.
He really does.