Ruthie, my teddy bear, was an important part of my young years, and the more I loved her, the faster she aged!
Why did I love my teddy bear? Surely not for her beauty. Not for her abilities. Not because she loved me. Not for any advantages she could provide. But just because she was mine! (I didn’t love my sister’s teddy bear.)
I think that’s why God loves me—and you!
This is real love—not that we loved God, but that he loved us and sent his Son as a sacrifice to take away our sins. 1 John 1:10 NLT
“Bask in the luxury of being fully understood and unconditionally loved. Dare to see yourself as I see you: radiant in My righteousness, cleansed by My blood. I view you as the one I created you to be, the one you will be in actuality when heaven becomes your home. It is My Life within you that is changing you from glory to glory…” (from Jesus Calling, by Sarah Young)