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“I am praying
not only for
but also for all who will ever believe in me.
May they experience such perfect unity
that the world will know that you sent me
you love them
as much as
you love me.”
~John 17:20,23 NLT
Bedtimes for my kids were very routine. By 8pm they were in PJ’s, brushing their teeth. After toys were put away, they would be snuggling down for a story. The kids shared my love for books and knew it was a great way to extend their day, so they would always ask for “Just one more Mom”. The whole nighttime program culminated in face-tickling while I sang, Yes, Jesus Loves me.
Bedtime was a great time to assure the kids of my love and remind them that Jesus loved them too! Nothing brought them more comfort, than to know Jesus loved them. On night’s when they were particularly afraid of the dark, or when they woke up in the middle of the night scared; they would want me to sing, Yes, Jesus Loves me, over and over. Now, they would pay me not to sing! Let’s just say, I have other gifts J
If you’ve ever wondered if Jesus loves you?
His words recorded by John in today’s devotion should make the answer clear…
Yes, Jesus Loves YOU!
In Jesus’ last prayer time before His crucifixion, He was praying for YOU! Seriously, I’m not joking. If you’ve put your faith in Jesus, you’re part of the “all who will ever believe”, He was talking about you! And, according to Hebrews 7:24-25…
He still is!
How does that make you feel, knowing that when Jesus was getting ready to die on the cross, His thoughts were of you? While you’re letting that soak that in, the rest of today’s verse should ‘about knock you over! In Jesus prayer for believers (of all times), He explains how the world will know God sent Him because of the unity amongst believers and then He explains the mind-boggling truth that God loves you “as much as” He loves Jesus. Whaaaaat??? This truth is too much for my brain to comprehend. How can it be true? With all my faults and failings, how can God the Father, love me as much as He loves His perfect son, Jesus? I really don’t get it, but I’m working to help my brain believe, and it’s my prayer that you will too.
You might just want to sing that little song today, Yes, Jesus Loves me!
Father… I thank-you for Your love! I’m asking for You to help me understand how wide, how long, how high and how deep is your love for me. May I experience Christ’s love, even though it’s too great to understand fully. Expand my mind to embrace Your truth. I want to know your love that surpasses knowledge, so I can be made complete in You. In Jesus Name…Amen
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- John 17:21,23
- Hebrews 7:24-25
- Ephesians 3:18-19 (I used the NLT for the prayer)
- Lamentations 3:21-23
YOU CAN OFTEN FIND ME LINKING UP WITH:
MONDAY Monday Meditations – Laura J. Davis, Soul Survival – Donna Reidland,
TUESDAY Cheerleaders of Faith #RARaLinkup – Kelly Balarie,
WEDNESDAY Coffee For Your Heart – Holley Gerth, Word Nerd Wednesdays — Liz Giertz
THURSDAY Heart Encouragement Thursday – Crystal Storms, Chasing Community – Barbara Bradford Ottinger
FRIDAY Dance With Jesus Linkup – Susan B. Mead, Grace and Truth Linkup – Arabah Joy, Counting My Blessings – Deb Wolf, Fresh Market Friday – Crystal Twaddell ELLEN’S PICKS– Ellen Graf-Martin