WITH THE HEAVENLY FATHER -
.......DEVOTIONS FOR LAMBS.
From Wendy Howard [Editor of Despatch magazine], Sunshine Coast, Qld, Australia.
Access Online http://www.despatch.cth.com.au/Main/tabco_main
Getting to know God together.
DOES GOD REALLY CARE ABOUT YOU?
Some kids think in their hearts that they are too small to matter to God.
They might not say so, but that’s what they think - really.
They think because there are billions of people on the earth, that one young kid doesn’t count! But this is not so, I know because God cares about me like He does about you. I have read what the Bible tells me about the wonderful love of God towards me, and you. We are just going to talk about YOU now, just YOU and God.
Do you know that the Bible was
given to us by the Lord because He wanted us to know all about Him? The
Bible shows you many things about the Lord. Do you wonder if God ever thinks
about you? Well, this is what He tells us about that:
“How precious also are thy thoughts unto me, O God! how great is the sum (number) of them!
If I could count them, they are more in number than the sand...” (Psalm 139:17,18).
God thinks about YOU so much that His thoughts about you are as many as the grains of sand on the sea shore! You must be very precious to Him indeed.
God knows everything, He is our Creator (Maker) so He has perfect knowledge. That is why He can know all about you especially. You were loved by God Who made you even before you were born! Do you know that you grew once in your mother’s special place inside her? Her “womb?” This is what God tells you about that:
The Bible tells us that God knows everything you think about, and all your worries and upsets! This is wonderful, for the One Who knows you best loves you the most.
EXTRAS FOR TEENS AND BETWEENS
We can feel pretty unimportant
and little in the world we live in! So many others around us, and what
about the rest of the countries with all the other people. But you do matter
to the Lord God, beyond anything you can imagine. Just because God knows
all your rebellious thoughts and all your sinful words, as well as your
good thoughts and words, doesn’t mean He doesn’t love you! He wants you
to be safe, happy and at peace. “Herein
is love, not that we loved God,
but that He loved us (YOU), and sent His Son,
to be the propitiation for our sins.” ( I John 4:10).
Wow! that word “propitiation”
is a heavy word! It means that Jesus came to make the way for us, so that
God could forgive us for all wrong doing. God can show His mercy and love
toward you - even when you have done wrong. He can do this because of Jesus
giving His life for YOU. Praise God!
You are never alone, for God even sees your sitting down and standing up! He is aware of all your ways! Have a look at Psalm 139:1-3).
“For God so loved the world,
(this means YOU included)
that he gave his only begotten Son,
that who-so-ever believeth in him should not perish,
but have everlasting life.” (John 3:16).