By Karen Polich
This time of year brings many things. For some it is the busiest time of year as preparations are made for Christmas. There are presents to buy, cookies to bake and parties to attend. The excitement of children as ornaments are hung on trees and lights are strung adds to the fun.
For others it can be a lonely time missing someone deeply loved and lost. It can open old wounds and magnify regret. Maybe there is a collision of joy and sorrow where we enjoy the hustle and bustle while our hearts ache with sadness.
Regardless of where you find yourself this Christmas, know this: YOU ARE LOVED.
You are loved in a way that nothing can change. Your greatest accomplishment or biggest failure doesn’t change this love. Having an amazing day? You are loved. Is it a bad day that keeps getting worse? You are loved.
God loves you beyond measure. He loved you yesterday. He will love you tomorrow. He loved you before you were born. He loves you in your strength and your weakness. God’s love for you is never failing. This love depends on nothing you do or don’t do. You can’t earn it or throw it away. God gives it freely and it has no limit.
This love for you is the greatest love story of all time. Jesus was born for you because of this amazing love. Jesus died for you because of this abounding love. The magnitude of God’s love is staggering. It cannot be contained. It is the perfect gift and you need only say yes to receive it.
For God so loved the world, that He gave His only Son, that whoever believes in Him shall not perish but will have eternal life. John 3:16
Whatever it is you face today, YOU ARE LOVED. Have a Merry Christmas.