“For God loved the world so much that he gave his only Son so that anyone who believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life” (John 3:16 TLB).
It could be said the reason you’re alive is because God created you as an object of his love. God made you so he could love you and so that you could love him. God’s love for you is the reason your heart’s beating right now; it’s the reason you’re breathing.
God’s amazing news is that he loves you on your good days as much as he loves you on your bad days. He loves you when you can feel his love, and he loves you when you can’t seem to feel his love. He loves you whether or not you think you deserve his love.
Nothing you can do will make God stop loving you. You could try, but you simply couldn’t do it because his love for you is based upon his character and not on anything you do or say or feel.
God loves you so much that he sent his only Son, Jesus, into this world, “so that anyone who believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life” (John 3:16 TLB).
When Jesus stretched his arms out as wide as the cross, he was saying, “I love you this much! I love you so much it hurts. I love you so much I’ll die for you so that I won’t have to live without you.”
God’s love surpasses all human knowledge—and as Ephesians 3:17-19 tells us, it is impossible for any of us to fully grasp the width and length and height and depth of God’s love for each one of us. That’s how much God loves you!
“Discover the Casanova in you”
In the beginning of a relationship partners touch each other as often as heaven touches the earth. They can barely walk past each other without a little loving smack on the bottom.
For many couples, these random intimacies vanish over time. They do not kiss each other on the neck anymore, or giggle at jokes, or whisper poetic words into each other’s ears, such as “Thank you for the dinner of the year, Madame de Beurre, I’m looking forward to dessert!”
A child needs four hugs a day for survival, eight for maintenance and twelve for growth. If your marriage is to outgrow the children’s shoes, you had better start giving “free hugs” right away.
Hug your wife every day. Kiss her on her favourite spot every day. If you don’t know what that is, it’s high time that you found out.
Softly whisper words into her charming ear.
From now on, call yourself Don Juan DeMarco.