Do you like me? Yes or no?

Those middle school notes, you send them to a crush and hope they respond in the affirmative.

Sometimes I do this with God. I get to feeling separation from him and I start wondering if he still loves me.

This morning’s reading took me to Isaiah 54.

I found the answer to my question in verses 9&10.

““Just as I swore in the time of Noah that I would never again let a flood cover the earth, so now I swear that I will never again be angry and punish you. For the mountains may move and the hills disappear, but even then my faithful love for you will remain. My covenant of blessing will never be broken,” says the Lord, who has mercy on you.”

Isaiah 54:9-10 – NLT

God loves me and is committed to me. God also loves you. Have you stepped out in faith and confessed your love for him? Have you entered into a relationship with him by believing in Jesus and his death and resurrection?

I love the way the new living translation translates Gods name. It is used in verse 5 but I will add verse 4 for context.

““Fear not; you will no longer live in shame. Don’t be afraid; there is no more disgrace for you. You will no longer remember the shame of your youth and the sorrows of widowhood. For your Creator will be your husband; the Lord of Heaven’s Armies is his name! He is your Redeemer, the Holy One of Israel, the God of all the earth.”

Isaiah 54:4-5 – NLT

The Lord of heavens armies, that’s God name and who is and what he does.

The shame of my youth, I did some shameful stupid things as a youth, I was just going over those memories this morning. I still feel the shame but in the Lord of Heaven s armies eyes, they are forgiven and forgotten.

God loves me. God loves you. God does not remember our shameful past. He is committed to me, to us. I wonder if my neighbor knows about that yet?

Author: Peterloeffelbein

I am a man. I am an older man. I am a husband and a dad and a grandpa. I am a disciple of Jesus. Because I am a disciple of Jesus much of what I write is about him, and I usually end what I write with a question, do you the reader know that Jesus loves you? He does. He loves us all but he loves you specifically. He loves me specifically. What will you do with that information today?