This postcard annonymously sent to postsecret.com reminded me of the way God loves us.
1 John 3 says:
1 See what great love the Father has lavished on us, that we should be called children of God! And that is what we are! The reason the world does not know us is that it did not know him. 2 Dear friends, now we are children of God, and what we will be has not yet been made known. But we know that when Christ appears,[a] we shall be like him, for we shall see him as he is. 3 All who have this hope in him purify themselves, just as he is pure.
I felt so ugly inside yesterday after I was angry and hateful at work. I was so down on myself. Jesus caught my attention in the midst of that and I realized His love for me in the moment. Such forgiveness!!! His love is lavished upon us. When we are at what we think is our ugliest, He is lavishing love Himself upon us in powerful tenderness.
Hear Him say to you right now: “When you told me your deepest, darkest secret, a secret that made you think you’re a bad person, that’s when you look the most beautiful. Know this: I really do love you.”
He really does. I hope His love fills you with peace today.