"For His great love is without end." (Many times in Psalm 136)
No one can exhaust the Love of God revealed in Jesus Christ. Look in the
Gospel accounts. Look at the variety of humanity He encountered.
Look at Peter after he had taken an oath that he never knew Jesus.
Look at yourself. I always find it interesting when people say, "No one
ever loved me."
Have you checked the Cross today?
Have you checked the beating and torture of the Roman soldiers?
Have you checked the abandonment of His closest friends?
How soon God's children forget!
Of course, God loved the world, but that is not an impersonal love. He
"loved the world," one person at a time (that means YOU!). And the
famous John 3:16 passage says that He "so loved the world, that is, He
loved one person at a time "in this way."
In what way?
He gave Himself in Jesus. The passage does not primarily speak of the
quantity of God's love, but the demonstration of God's love, "in this
(demonstrated) way." Jesus became flesh and dwelt among us, and He will
forever bear the scars of His "demonstrated" love for us. John saw "a
Lamb as though it had been slain..." The slain Lamb, with the scars
still in His side, in His feet, in His hands, on His brow, will be a
continual reminder of how "God... loved the world."
Now, you can never, ever, say again... "No one loves me," or, "No one
cares." The Eternal Living Lamb Who was slain, Jesus Christ, will be an
Eternal Living Reminder of that Love. Why not start getting use to it
Father, in Jesus' Name, if I ever feel lonely, unappreciated, unloved,
shame on me. You are such Love. Amen.