It just so happened that my petals often ran out on the “he loves me not” part. For many different reasons, I grew up thinking that I was not worthy of being loved. For most of my adult life, I have had a skewed perception of my Heavenly Father’s love for me. I would often ask myself why the Creator of the Universe would love someone like me? I somehow found myself trying to separate His created being — one worthy of love — from this person who I felt I had made myself into. And because I thought I was the way I was due to the gravity of my sin, therefore God did not have to love me. After all, I was not His original design. I was some made up version of the me He originally created. What a lie I’ve believed! Is this not what My Jesus died for? But God is beginning to bring greater revelation of His love for me. I believe He is positioning me in a place where I can now fully begin to grasp the depth of His love!
And may you have the power to understand, as all God’s people should, how wide, how long, how high, and how deep his love is. May you experience the love of Christ, though it is too great to understand fully. Then you will be made complete with all the fullness of life and power that comes from God.
And I am convinced that nothing can ever separate us from God’s love. Neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither our fears for today nor our worries about tomorrow—not even the powers of hell can separate us from God’s love. No power in the sky above or in the earth below—indeed, nothing in all creation will ever be able to separate us from the love of God that is revealed in Christ Jesus our Lord.