Sunday, January 13, 2013

Why does God care for us?

O Lord, what are human beings that you should notice them, mere mortals that you should think about them? For they are like a breath of air; their days are like a passing shadow. Psalm 144: 3-4 NLT

So, why does God care so much for human beings? Why try so hard to help them? They are not going to be around as long as God is around. What is it about us that attracts God and keeps God trying to redeem us?

I think about the two creation stories. God created human beings in God’s image. And God wanted a relationship with them. Remember how God was walking in the cool of the evening in the garden of Eden? God was used to hanging out with Adam and Eve. 

God seems to be pretty social. God seems to want a relationship -- a special relationship -- with us. All through the Old Testament, God keeps saving God’s people and trying to get them to return God’s attentions. Then in the New Testament, we see that God loved us so much that God was willing to be one of us in the form of Jesus. And not only that, to die for us so that our relationship would continue and be stronger.

Forget the idea that humans are worthless. If God loves us so much, we must be worth way more than we tend to give ourselves credit for.
God, I don’t know why you love me so much but I thank you for your love. I pray I can always return your love in my relationship with you and with others. In Jesus’ name. Amen.

Copyright 2013 Amelia G. Sims

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