I love how He leads us. I receive many devotionals in my e-mail and look at the list and then He tells me which one to read and share. How sweet is that? God is awesome!
This is what He lead me to today. It comes from Christianity.com: Daily Inspirations. This is the begining of the message:
"Today's Reading: Genesis 10-12; Matthew 4
Today's Thoughts: It's Just That Simple
But as many as received Him, to them He gave the right to become children of God, to those who believe in His name. John 1:12
The "He" and the "Him" in these verses is Jesus Christ, the Son of God. He came to earth to save His people, but many of His own people rejected Him. For those who "received Him," Jesus gave them inheritance into the kingdom of God. All they had to do was "believe in His name." There was nothing else to do, not even their best religious works would be good enough to earn salvation. The same is true for us today as we have the Word of God to teach us about Jesus. The Gospel of John was written so that we would believe in Him, a simple message that requires simple faith. But is it really that simple?
Yes it is really that simple. He is an all loving Christ, Son of God, who loves us so much. I'm mean seriously, He gave His life for us. How could He not be an all caring Christ. For Jesus so loved the little children (I don't remember where this comes from, but love it!)
Matthew 5:44 reads: "But I tell you, love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you, 45so tht you may be sons of your Father in heaven." That right there says a lot. If we are to love our enemies, then He obviously does not give up on us. He loves all and wants us to give ourselves to Him.