How do you know someone loves you except that you know he was willing to die for you! That was how Jesus loved us. It was said, if you are the only one in this world, God would have still sent Jesus to die and save you from eternal separation from Him.
The first response to love in a life-saving deed at our human level is at least to say “thank you” to the one who saved us. In our relationship with Jesus who has saved us, we should do nothing less than giving thanks to Him. But because Jesus is God, he is not only to be thanked but also to be praised and worshipped. This puts us immediately into a faith mode, a positive mental attitude.
In this Year of God’s Love, let us go deeper and greater in enjoying the living Christ and loving Jesus. Our increasing moments in his presence means letting his love intertwine with our souls. With this focus, our earthly concerns dim in the glory and light of his love. This upgrades us in our openness to his voice, renewal of mind and revival of spirit.
When you are caught in the eye of a storm, stay in the vortex of worship and thanksgiving. This could be your key to success in the midst of stormy days. I start my year with “God is love”. So I also start my prayer with “thank you”. No more do I start prayer with asking. Give thanks for his love, his greatness and willingness to intervene in our affairs. Nothing is too big or too small for God our Father who loves us. You are the disciple whom Jesus loves. He attends to your moments with Him. The living Christ and loving Jesus hears everything. He acts on our faith.
Jeremiah & Susan Yap
Group Senior Pastor
New Life Restoration Centre