Christ with outstretched hand

Jesus Loves You This Much

Posted April 15, 2014
By Kevin Spear

Church bulletin cover of the hand of Christ

This is how we know what love is: Jesus Christ laid down his life for us. 1 John 3:16 (NIV1984)

Some of us may feel like Thomas, who questioned the Lord after His resurrection appearance. At times, we too need to know that Jesus is truly real. Circumstances leave us discouraged, and we soon forget God’s work in our lives. You don’t need to feel the nail prints in His hands or see His footprints in the sand to know that Jesus loves you. His actions speak just as loud as His words: Blessed are those who have not seen and yet have believed (John 20:20 NIV1984). If ever you were allowed one glimpse of the scars He bears for you, you would see in those hands your own name written in red. Jesus died and rose from the grave, and if we listen closely, we may hear His sweet whisper, “My child, if you had been the only one, I still would have died for you.”

Written by Rebecca Barlow Jordan

From our April 20, 2014 Reflections Weekly Worship Bulletin Service.

 

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