Friday, May 22, 2020

God's love

Isn’t Ephraim my much-loved child?
Don’t I utterly adore him?
Even when I scold him,
I still hold him dear.
I yearn for him and love him deeply,
declares the LORD.

~ Jeremiah 31:20 (CEB)

The younger son got up and started back to his father. But when he was still a long way off, his father saw him and felt sorry for him. He ran to his son and hugged and kissed him. ~ Luke 15:20 (CEV)

God loves even his wayward children.
Powerful, yet compassionate, God, thank you for loving me. I confess that I'm a failure when it comes to returning your love. Help me to grow in my understanding of your mercy and grace so that I can find transformation in your love. I'm going to start by saying "I love you." Amen.