Think about His love, think about His goodness
Think about His grace that’s brought us through
For as high as the heavens above
So great is the measure of our Father’s love
Great is the measure of our Father’s love
So great is the measure of our Father’s love…
Few weeks ago before Valentine’s Day, I received an email from the principal of the childcare centre encouraging us to work with our children in making a valentine´s day note, message or card for the teachers/ aunties in school to show their love and appreciation for them. On a usual day, my family and I would not think much about the services, love and care that the teachers and administrators did for us in the childcare centre for our children. We just took them for granted. However, when we focused our attention on penning down our appreciation and decorating the cards did we start to realise that there is a group of staff who are constantly caring for our children on a daily basis and this made us started to appreciate them more.
This leaves me thinking about Jesus’ love for us. Being a Christian for many years, I sometimes wonder whether my love for Jesus has grown cold, taking Him for granted. It is only by thinking about God’s love for us, His goodness and what He has done for us that I am once again realigned to Jesus’ love for me.
Referring to the Bible passage (NIV 1984) from Luke 7:36-50 titled “Jesus Anointed by a Sinful Woman”, it talks about a sinful woman bringing an alabaster jar of perfume and with weeping tears and perfume, wiped Jesus’ feet with her hair. This is a sinful woman’s response of God’s love for her. With tears of remorse and thankfulness, she approached Jesus, and in response to God’s love, she brought expensive perfume. As a result of her faith in Jesus, her many sins were therefore forgiven by Him.
It is important to rekindle our passion and first love for Jesus. In Luke 7:41-43, Jesus asked Simon, of the two men, who would love a money lender more who cancelled their debts. One who owed him five hundred denarii or fifty denarii? Simon answered the one who owed a bigger debt and Jesus agreed that he had judged correctly. If we constantly think about the amount of debt that Jesus has paid for us on the cross from the past, when we received Christ to the present day, we will experience the overflowing love for Him. We need to confess our sins and thank Him for His forgiveness on a daily basis to appreciate Him more. It is therefore a privilege that we have direct access to Jesus.
In 1 John 1:9
“If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness.”
So let us not take the above bible verse for granted by praying to Him daily with a thankful heart.
Brother Leo Deng Yong