I’ve always believed that people deserve to know two things: They deserve to know the truth and they deserve to know that they are loved.
We will spend our lives looking for truth and to be loved, but until we come to our Heavenly Father we will only find a mere shadow of our heart’s desire.
God designed us to find both in Him. He is perfect truth.
“Jesus said to him, ‘I am the way, and the truth, and the life; no one comes to the Father but through Me,’” (John 14:6 NASB).
God is also perfect love.
In fact that is how He describes Himself in His Word.
“We have come to know and have believed the love which God has for us. God is love, and the one who abides in love abides in God, and God abides in him,” (1 John 4:16 NASB).
He doesn’t say that love is just another one of His attributes, or something that He possesses. Love is who God is. It is the center of His nature. It is the motivation behind everything God does – in the past, present and future.
He sent Jesus because of love. God, our Father gave us His Word because of love. He leads us by His Spirit because of love.
Being a son or daughter of God means that our search for love is over. When we come to our Heavenly Father we find the source of love and truth, and we will spend all of eternity experiencing more of His love. We simply need to know and believe in His love for us. We must realize that His love doesn’t depend on us in any way. How good or how bad we are, or ever could be, won’t change God’s love one iota.
Love is who God is and who He always will be.