Does God love some people more than others? If not, what was meant by calling John "the disciple Jesus loved," as if to say that He loved John more than the rest? The answer is simple. John was more responsive to the love of Christ and could receive and enjoy it to a greater fullness. The divine love could operate toward this loving man with a joyous freedom not possible with others who did not have his simplicity and faith. The sunflower that turns its face to the sky all day long gets more sun than the violet that hides among the leaves. But the same sun shines in fullness upon the both of them. God has no favorites, except as some of His children, by their loving response, make it possible for Him to shower more love to them.
"For God so loved the world, that He gave His only Begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in Him should not perish, but have everlasting life." John 3:16
"That for a willful outcast such as I,
The Father planned, the Savior bled and died,
Redemption for a worthless slave to buy.
Who long had law and grace defied!
Such love, such wondrous love!
Such love, such wondrous!
That God should love a sinner such as I.
How wonderful is love like this!"
May the Good Lord bless you and yours today, and never forget that you are loved!!!
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Henry D. is from Southern Indiana and writes these wonderful daily devotionals to encourage those at the Dogwood Community Church located in Paoli, Indiana. Henry has graciously agreed to share these wonderful devotionals here at Without Excuse Ministries to encourage you our valued guest!