“That God is good is taught or implied on every page of the Bible and must be received as an article of faith as impregnable as the throne of God. It is a foundation stone for all sound thought about God and is necessary to moral sanity. To allow that God could be other than good is to deny the validity of all thought and end ill the negation of every moral judgment. If God is not good, then there can be no distinction between kindness and cruelty, and heaven can be hell and hell, heaven. The goodness of God is the drive behind all the blessings He daily bestows upon us.”us.”
“For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him shall not perish, but have eternal life.”John 3:16
One of the things we don’t know about God is how He looks at us, how He feels about us. We don’t know that unless He tells us. This short verse, the most familiar in the bible, tells me how God views me. Note that this verse was spoken by Jesus (God the Son) himself. In other words he said, “I want you to know how much the Father and I love you….we love you so much that we decided to give the most valuable gift imaginable to demonstrate that love, we decided to give ME (Jesus).” Jesus loved the Father so much that he obeyed and came, and He loved me so much that He died to save me….as I unpack this idea I get overwhelmed by how big God’s love is for me. It’s more than I can even imagine.
The world is a very lonely place at times. I see so many who are alone with no one who seems to care for them, but God does. Whether you are rich beyond your wildest dreams or homeless and sleeping under a bridge God cares about you and listens when you call. This week is a great time to simply talk to God and thank Him for all He has done for us.
I’m so thankful that we have a God who listens when we call.
So…what are you thankful for this Thanksgiving?