May 13, 2022
“Does God still love me?”
When we’re alone and lonely, or in a crowd and overwhelmed; when the catalogue of condemnation keeps past mistakes before our eyes—no question ever seemed more urgent. Can God—will God—forgive our foolishness and pride? Is God, in fact, much kinder than we imagine Him?
An old hymn sings the truth:
“For the love of God is broader
than the measures of the mind,
and the heart of the Eternal
is most wonderfully kind.”
The apostle Paul confirms the point: “He who did not spare His own Son, but gave Him up for us all—how will He not also, along with Him, graciously give us all things?” (Rom 8:32). “God was in Christ reconciling the world to Himself, not imputing their trespasses to them, and has committed to us the word of reconciliation” (2 Cor 5:19).
The last thing we need right now is . . . trust—trust that God is as gracious as He says He is.
“There’s a wideness in God’s mercy,
like the wideness of the sea. . . “
So stay in grace. -Bill Knott