Today is a day of joy. A day of hope. A day of love. God's love for us. Why do we know this? Because God tells us, shows us, demonstrates His love for us over and over. All day, every day.
Max Lucado has written so many great books that communicate so well. I love the way he tells about God's love. In his book, "3:16 - The Numbers of Hope" he explains how powerful this Bible verse is:
"A twenty-six-word parade of hope: beginning with God, ending with life, and urging us to do the same. Brief enough to write on a napkin or memorize in a moment, yet solid enough to weather two thousand years of storms and questions. If you know nothing of the Bible, start here. If you know everything about the Bible, return here. We all need the reminder. The heart of the human problem is the heart of the human. And God's treatment is prescribed in John 3:16:
" 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
He loves. He gave. We believe. We live.
Listen to what Max Lucado is telling us. Listen to what God is telling us. God loves us. God cares about us. God will take care of us. Trust and obey.
In another one of Max Lucado's books (yes I am a fan of Max Lucado) "A Gentle Thunder" he talks about how much God loves us and explains it in a way every parent can relate to:
"If God had a refrigerator, your picture would be on it. If he had a wallet, your photo would be in it. He sends you flowers every spring and a sunrise every morning. Whenever you want to talk, he'll listen. He can live anywhere in the universe, and he chose your heart."
God loves us. Easter is a celebration of that love.