Glenda Mills

Hope That Doesn't Disappoint

Would You Know You Are Loved

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Had I placed you in a beautiful
garden of perfection and beauty,
would you know you are loved?
If the One who made the heavens,
earth, moon, and stars—
humbled Himself and entered the
garden with you,
would you know you are loved?


If I walked with you, talked with you and told you I love you, would you grasp my
great love? 
If I told you I had plans for you, for good and not for evil, would you know
you are loved?

Do you struggle to believe God loves you? There was a time I did. Head knowledge of the
Bible was not enough. The Love of God had to become personal and real. Up close. He did,
the day I opened the door of my heart and invited Jesus in.

That was many years ago, yet there are times I need to remember God loves me. Do you?

There was another who needed the reminder of God’s love. Proud and presumptuous Peter,
often hasty in words and actions swore to the Lord he would never deny him. Would even
die for him. Yet the prideful disciple not knowing what his heart was capable of, denied Jesus
three times that night just as the Savior had warned.

The disciple who once followed Jesus closely, now followed from a distance. Fearful, feeling
guilty and ashamed. Unworthy of God’s love.

Fast forward to the trials, the scourging, the mocking, the cruelty of the Cross and the suffering of
the Lamb of God. Finally, the amazing declaration of Jesus: Father, forgive them, for they know
not  what 
they do.

Jesus died, was buried and on the third day rose again. And before our Savior ascended back to his
Father, he reinstated the humbled Peter with these words, “If you love me, feed my sheep”.

Knowing Jesus compassion and forgiveness for Peter, should encourage us to keep walking with the
Shepherd of Love. To keep believing nothing can separate us from the Love of God—not even our
fears, feelings, or failures.

We will know we are loved, when we walk with Jesus and believe He loves us.

This is real love—not that we loved God, but that He loved us and sent His Son as a sacrifice to
take away our sins. 1 John 4:10 NLT

 

13 thoughts on “Would You Know You Are Loved

  1. So beautiful. Thanks for sharing and God Bless you!

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    • Grateful you stopped by again Holly! Have a blessed Easter!! I just signed up for your future posts through email and twitter. Now just have to go catch up on some of your past posts. (:

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  2. Beautifully written, thank you for another lovely post!

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  3. Thank you for this good reminder, especially in this season of Lent. I love the way you open your message, with God speaking. May we have ears to hear, and grateful hearts, too.

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  4. Thank you for the beautiful reminder. It’s easy to feel we’re not loved, but there is one that loves us regardless.

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  5. I love your beautiful poetry, Glenda! And your messages, too. 🙂 Thanks for sharing them both!

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  6. Glenda, your website is beautiful. Thank you for your powerful reminder`that nothing can separate us from the love of God. Oh how He loves you and me…

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  7. Thank you Glenda, I needed exactly that! Love you!

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