St. Augustine once said that “God loves each of us as if there was only one of us.” Yes, God is loving because God IS Love. God’s love is consistent and constant and is for all, no matter what and no matter who.
To illustrate this concept, Jesus said in the Gospel of Matthew 5:45: “For He makes his sun to rise on the evil and the good, and sends rain on the just and the unjust.”
To further expand on God as Love, we read in I John 4: 16: “So we have come to know and to believe the love that God has for us. God is love, and whoever abides in love abides in God and God abides in him.”
If we read this passage carefully, we see that we are to “come to know and to believe” that God loves us. This is one of the most – if not the most – important decisions that we can come to.
Einstein put it somewhat differently, but the meaning is the same: “The most important decision we make is whether we believe we live in a friendly or a hostile universe.”
In this lesson, Rev. Nancy offers ways that will help us come to know and believe that God loves us, no matter what!