I had a spiritual experience on the way home. It’s kind of private but I am going to share it because it might encourage someone else.
My dad and I were not very close as I grew up. This has made it difficult for me to understand the fatherhood of God in a loving way. At best it has felt that God tolerates me.
Tonight a radio pastor asked his listening audience to imagine themselves alone in a room with Jesus. Jesus sitting toe to toe and eye to eye. What would he say to you?
I knew right away, in spite of my sinfulness Jesus first words to me would be “I LOVE YOU SO MUCH!”
But then my mind wandered to the Father, what would he say to me?
It was as if I heard his loving voice say, ” I sent him for you…”
My Father in heaven sent his only son to die in my place, to die for my sins. Why would he do that? Because he loves me “so much!”
I don’t get it all, but today I understand a little better how my Heavenly Father feels about me. He loves me so much! So much that he will sacrifice his own son to save me.
Here is some good news for anyone reading this, he loves you “so much!” too!