by Tammy Phillips
May 15, 2021
As the Father has loved me, so have I loved you. Abide in my love. (John 15:9)
I told my husband, Kris last night on our drove home, that my encouragement today may be only three words, “Jesus loves you.” They are the three most important words in the world. Meditate on them. Know you are loved.
Here is a love letter to you from God’s word:
My Dear Child:
You are precious in my eyes, and honored, and I love you… Greater love has no one than this, that someone lay down his life for his friends. I showed this love to you in that while you were still A sinner, Christ died for you. I loved you and this world so much that I gave my only Son, that whoever, and that is you, believes in him should not perish but have eternal life. I am rich in mercy, because of the great love with which I have loved you, even when you were dead in your trespasses, I have made you alive together with Christ—by grace you have been saved—
In this is love, not that you have loved Me but that have loved you and sent My Son to be the pay for all your wrongs and by this know love, that Jesus laid down his life for you. You have come to know and to believe the love that I have for you because I am love… See what kind of love the I have given to you, that we should be called My children of God; and so you are.
Know that neither death nor life, nor angels nor rulers, nor things present nor things to come, nor powers, nor height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate you from my love in Christ Jesus your Lord.
My steadfast love endures forever and never ceases,
(Isaiah 43:4John 15:13, Romans 5:8, John 3:16, Ephesians 2:4-5, 1 John 4:10, 1 John 3:16, John 4:16 , Romans 8:39, 1 John 3:1, Psalm 136:26, Lamentations 3:22)
I enCOURAGE you with the words of Ephesians 3:17-19. It is my prayer for you today:
I pray that… “Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith—that you, being rooted and grounded in love, may have strength to comprehend with all the saints what is the breadth and length and height and depth, and to know the love of Christ that surpasses knowledge, that you may be filled with all the fullness of God.” AMEN. JESUS LOVES YOU!