Thursday, March 9, 2017

You Are Loved

A note was planted in the hollow of an old tree.  The note said, "Whoever finds this, you are accepted, you are loved."  At some point, someone happened to stumble across it and got that message.  Just as you are - you are accepted and loved.  What a difference it made in their life!
That's a good story with a good point.

Let me tell you another story.  A message was put (not in the hollow of a tree), but on the radio.  The message was, "You are accepted and loved just as you are."  And someone was turning a dial as they were driving along and stumbled, by chance, over that thought.  And it helped.  It was a reminder of what is true and was a reinforcement of what was important to hear.  And just by chance that thought hit just the right person at the right time in just the right place.

There is another story with a message from God.  This message was not placed in the hollow of a tree, nor was it broadcast on radio, but was demonstrated on a cross.  There Jesus shed his blood. "For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son..." (John 3:16).  In that sacrificial death God was telling you that you are important; you are loved.  He wants you to be in heaven with him and the redeemed of the ages.

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