Daily Devotional for Today – The Greatest Love of All
The greatest love. It’s a powerful statement that means many things to many people. We can love many things – cars, money, clothes, hairstyles, food, exercise, church, and yes, even cute little frogs. (I don’t share a love for frogs, sorry.) We can love many people. We love our parents, guardians, grands, spouses, boyfriends, girlfriends, children, celebrities, sports figures, neighbors, and on and on.
Over the years, I have come to realize the greatest love of all, an intense love. I learned a hard and painful lesson on December 31, 2003, that changed my life forever. It was the breakup of a deep love that cast me into the sea of the greatest love of all.
This weekend, many around the world are celebrating the greatest love I came to know back then – Jesus Christ’s love.
Talk about a love that doesn’t hurt you, lie to you, or cheat on you.
Jesus’ love gave me something those others could not – eternal life. Now that is the greatest love of all!
Eternal life is what Jesus offered me and what he offers you today. Many reading this are assured of eternal life because they have put their faith in Jesus as their Savior.
All who believe In Jesus will have eternal life
Allow me to share a few Scriptures to reassure those who already know this hope and to speak to those who don’t.
“Just as Moses lifted up the snake in the desert, so the Son of Man must be lifted up, that everyone who believes in him may have eternal life.” John 3:14-15
“For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish, but have eternal life. John 3:16
“Whoever believes in the Son has eternal life, but whoever rejects the Son will not see life, for God’s wrath remains on him.” John 3:36
“This is the testimony: God has given us eternal life, and this life is in his Son. He who has the Son has life; he who doesn’t have the Son of God does not have life.” 1 John 5:11-12
God wants to see everyone come to him. He wants everyone to live with him forever, but we must choose. Many reading this today have chosen. The question is, which choice did you make?
Will you spend eternity in heaven or hell?
COVID-19 brings to the surface many uncomfortable questions like will I get this virus? What will happen to me if I do? Will I end up in the hospital? Will I die? What happens after I die? What will they do with my body? And on and on, right?
But what if you could have the assurance of knowing what your future would be if you should succumb to COVID-19 or something else? Would you like to know the greatest love of all?
If you have never accepted Jesus Christ into your heart before and you would like to, pray this prayer now: (We are not promised tomorrow.)
“Lord Jesus, I want to know you personally. Thank you for dying on the cross for my sins. I open the door of my life and receive You as my Savior and Lord. Thank you for forgiving me of my sins and giving me eternal life. Take control of the throne of my life. Make me the kind of person You want me to be.”
If you prayed this prayer for the first time, Christ has come into your life as promised. The Bible promises eternal life to all who receive Jesus Christ as Lord. (Romans 10:9)
I know Christ already but feel separated
In the stillness of the room, with no one else around, cry out to God, and ask him to show himself to you today. Speak to him openly and honestly. Express your fears, your doubts, and your greatest struggles. God can handle it all, and no, he is not too busy to listen to your prayer no matter how ridiculous or unimportant you think it sounds. Draw near to God, and he will draw near to you. Open up your heart again. Ask him to forgive you for wandering away. He is faithful and true.
The bottom line
Jesus Christ came, died on the cross, and resurrected from the grave so we could have eternal life. That my friends is the greatest love of all!
He is Risen!