Loved. Remembered, and Worth it.

It’s Valentine’s Day.

Perhaps, you’re feeling a bit forgotten.

Lonely.

Sad.

Excluded.

You wonder why everyone else has someone to…

Love them.

Remember them.

Spend a lot on them.

But you.

At least these might be the thoughts that are going through your mind.

The Bible says….

Jesus is the Lover of our souls.

There is no one but Him who can satisfy our deep, innate longing to be loved. He knows us like no one else in the world does, and He can meet all of our needs.

The Bible also says…

You are loved. For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life (John 3:16). If you do not have an earthly father who is able to love you in the way you need, know that God, the Father loves you perfectly. He loves you so much that He sent His only begotten Son Jesus Christ into the world to rescue you from the powers of sin and death and make a way for you to come home to Him, where you truly belong. He generously offers you eternal life in His Son, Jesus Christ. If you think about what a father is called to do, he is called to love, protect, and provide for His children. God, the Father knows our need for salvation, and He meets all our needs according to the riches of glory in Christ Jesus. But as many as received Him, to them He gave the right to become children of God, to those who believe in His name: who were born, not of blood, nor of the will of the flesh, nor of the will of man, but of God (John 1:12).

You are remembered. When Jesus Christ went to the cross, He remembered you. It was not an easy choice to go to the cross and die for our sins. Even though it would hurt Him, He willingly chose to obey God, the Father in His mission to lay down His life for us. God paid a costly price for us to be with Him for eternity. It cost Him the blood of His Son—His life to reconcile us back to Himself. For it pleased the Father that in Him all the fullness should dwell, and by Him to reconcile all things to Himself, by Him, whether things on earth or things in heaven, having made peace through the blood of His cross (Colossians 1:19-20). How precious also are Your thoughts to me, O God! How great is the sum of them! (Psalm 139:17). You are special to God. He gave Himself for you.

You are worth it. The Life of Jesus Christ was poured out for you. If you are feeling empty inside of your heart and you are seeking love from men, alcohol, and even friends, know that the Lord Himself chose to pay the price for your soul. He loves you more than anyone else can on earth, and He is inviting you to come to Him and trust Him. He can give you rest for your soul (Matthew 11:28). He can fill your soul. He can love you and continue loving you. He is a gentleman and will never ever force you to love Him in return. Rather, He waits, woos, and loves you unconditionally. He is gentle and lowly at heart, a person who will treat and see you as precious beyond measure. He is good and trustworthy, safe and healing, kind and accepting. He made you for a purpose and even if you feel broken, He sees your value. You are whole and complete in Him (Colossians 2:10). Read Isaiah 43.  

You are not abandoned. God is with you. Sometimes, we do not feel Him. We wonder if he has left us. But, the cross reminds us otherwise. Matthew 27:46 says, And about the ninth hour Jesus cried out with a loud voice, saying, “Eli, Eli, lama sabachthani?” that is, “My God, My God, why have You forsaken Me?” Jesus Christ chose to bear our sins in His body on the cross. 2 Cor. 5:21 says, “He made Him who knew no sin to be sin on our behalf, that we might become the righteousness of God in Him.” He was forsaken so that we could be made right with God. When we are in our sin, Jesus Christ pursues us. He is the Good Shepherd who runs after His lost sheep. Read John 10.

You are…

Loved.

Remembered.

Worth it.

Pursued.

By God Himself.

There might be some disappointments you’ve experienced in your life. Perhaps, some regret. Or hurts.

God cares for you, and I pray His Words today have comforted your soul.

He can meet all of your needs today, as you let go and surrender to Him.

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For in Him dwells all the fullness of the Godhead bodily; and you are complete in Him, who is the head of all principality and power (Colossians 2:9-10).

In this is love, not that we loved God, but that He loved us and sent His Son to be the propitiation for our sins (1 John 4:10).

The next day John saw Jesus coming toward him, and said, “Behold! The Lamb of God who takes away the sin of the world! (John 1:29).

Come to Me, all you who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest (Matthew 11:28).

And about the ninth hour Jesus cried out with a loud voice, saying, “Eli, Eli, lama sabachthani?” that is, “My God, My God, why have You forsaken Me?” (Matthew 27:46).

He has delivered us from the power of darkness and conveyed us into the kingdom of the Son of His love, in whom we have redemption through His blood, the forgiveness of sins (Colossians 1:13-14).

What man of you, having a hundred sheep, if he loses one of them, does not leave the ninety-nine in the wilderness, and go after the one which is lost until he finds it? And when he has found it, he lays it on his shoulders, rejoicing. And when he comes home, he calls together his friends and neighbors, saying to them, ‘Rejoice with me, for I have found my sheep which was lost!’  I say to you that likewise there will be more joy in heaven over one sinner who repents than over ninety-nine just persons who need no repentance (Luke 15:4-7).

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