Lindsay Roberts

 None of us are perfect. There are times when we all make mistakes. Of course, we should always try to do what’s right, but sometimes we fall short. However, that doesn’t mean God doesn’t love us. Jesus didn’t go to the Cross for us because of our badness; He went because of His goodness. And He would have laid down His life for you even if you were the only one on earth. He loves you that much.

I often think about how much I love my children. I adore them and would do anything for them. But our heavenly Father loves us even more than that. Romans 5:8 NIV says that He loved us while we were still sinners—when we didn’t deserve His love at all! That’s how much He loves us!

God knows no other way of life but to love you, because 1 John 4:8 says, God is love. He is love itself. He doesn’t love you today and then not love you tomorrow because of something you do or don’t do. So often we love people who are easy to love, and we avoid the people who aren’t. But God is not like that.  When you accept His Son, Jesus, as your Lord and Savior, you are in His family and you are one with Him. His love for you never changes; it’s always the same.

Let me give you an example. Say that I drink every day from my favorite coffee cup. One day I might have hot chocolate in it, and the next day I might have tea. The cup may have different things in it, just as I might have different circumstances going on in my life each day, but the cup stays the same. A cup is still a cup, no matter what. God is like that. He is still love, no matter what else changes or what circumstances are going on in your life. Nothing you do can change Him. He will always love you!