Thursday, January 14, 2010

How Do I Know God Loves Me?

Hmmm, that’s a good question! How do we know God cares about us? Well, take a look around you. Look at the beautiful world he created for us. Okay maybe it’s not as beautiful as it once was, but it’s not God’s fault we haven’t been good stewards!

Take a look at your own life. Can you identify any moments when you could feel his presence? I bet you can if you really try. I used to chalk these moments up to luck or coincidence. That’s because I was blind. Now that I can see, it is obvious to me that God has always been with me, guiding and protecting me. Let me point out some of the more obvious examples:

Where should I start? At the beginning, of course! After my parents had three children, they decided that was enough so Dad had a vasectomy. Two years later, I was born. Bad luck? Not hardly! That’s how I know I am more special than my siblings. Just kidding, that’s not true at all. God had a job for me, just like he had jobs for my brothers and sister. I couldn’t very well do my job if I was never born!

Okay, what else? One time, when I was in high school, I was driving around with some friends. There were five of us in the car. I won’t go into detail here, but it was winter and the highway was a little slippery. The car was going pretty fast when it started to slide. I really think that all five of us should have been killed that night, but instead the car stayed upright and came to stop in a nice soft snow drift. Luck? No, I don’t think so. I was never that lucky. God saved us that night.

There was another time a few years later. I was driving down Interstate 80 and getting a little sleepy. Finally my eyes closed. When they opened again, my car was driving down an off-ramp, right down the center of the lane. I couldn’t have driven that straight if I’d been awake. Up ahead was a stop sign, where the cross road was. On the other side of the cross road was a wooded area with lots of trees. My eyes opened with plenty of time to stop. Coincidence? Nope, no such thing.

So as you can see, I was a really bad driver. No wait, that’s not the point I was trying to make! Now, what was it…oh yes! God is always right there with us, no matter what we are doing or where we are. He is always guiding us and protecting us. And the really great thing is that even if you don’t believe in Him, He will still look out for you!

Look back over your own life. I’m sure you will remember times when you narrowly averted disaster, or when you just seemed to be in the right place at the right time. There is no such thing as coincidence or luck, everything happens according to His will! What a great feeling to know that He cares so much about us!

Luke 12:6-7 Are not five sparrows sold for two farthings and not one of them is forgotten before God? But even the very hairs of your head are all numbered. Fear not therefore: Ye are of more value than many sparrows.


  1. Amen brother! Nothing, absolutely nothing, happens in God's world by mistake.

  2. Then you met me and all that went out the window?
    Or wait, are you saying it was GOD who brought us together? Yeah, I thought so too. :-)