FaithWriters Great Multitude Christian Daily Devotional
Inspired by Rev 7:9-12
Now That's Love by Antje Hill
"This is love: not that we loved God, but that He loved us and sent His Son as an atoning sacrifice for our sins." (1 John 4:10, NIV )
Last year Richard put a birdhouse on our oak tree and within an hour, a pretty blue bird was sizing it up for a safe place to raise her family. Soon baby birds chirped on Baker's Hill. We laughed at how fast our birdhouse was occupied. We're hoping this spring brings new mothers-to-be to our backyard.
Springs awakens not only nature, but our very souls. Children start dreaming of summer days. Vacation plans start coming together. Jogging, biking and other outdoor sports leave us with fading memories of snow and cold temperatures.
As flowers push their way up from winter beds and trees open new buds, I am reminded of God's love for us. He took the time to make blue birds, red birds, tulips, daffodils and lush green grass. These smaller things give way to mountains, oceans, the Grand Canyon, sunsets, sunrises. And then there's His son, Jesus, who walked among us! God wants us to focus on how much He loves us, not on our love for Him. We just can't do it like He does. I'm glad He understands my humanness and loves me anyway.
Antje is a southern writer and shares more on her FaithWriters profile.
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