Glory Seed Devotional’s 2018 Experiencing Jesus, the Prelude to Life
This one is for you, “Little One!”
I know I’ve told you many, many times in the past and I am not about to quite reminding you. You are the Apple of God’s Heart! You may not believe me, but I have it from a reliable source that you are the Apple of God’s Heart! “Aren’t five sparrows sold for two pennies? Yet not one of them is forgotten in God’s sight. But even the hairs of your head are all counted. Don’t be afraid; you are worth more than many sparrows!” (Luke 12:6-7, emphasis mine)
Most of us are familiar with the Genesis “Fruit from Tree of Rebellion and Restoration” as an apple therefore, it is not by chance I used an apple as a symbol of how both you and God experience you and your life. I love the parable of the Lost Sheep and the Prodigal Son because both of them capture our story of Rebellion and Restoration. We rebelled, got lost and God sent Jesus to find us so He (God) could restore us to a right relationship with Him.
I know you know all that “good stuff” and I cannot add anything to it, but what I can do is remind you of how deep God’s Love for you runs deep in your heart. “For God so Loved YOU He sent His Only Son into the world so you could have life and have it abundantly forever and ever!” You’ll not find that quote anywhere in the Bible, but you will find it written deep in your heart.
“What do you think? If a man has 100 sheep, and one of them goes astray, won’t he leave the 99 on the hillside, and go and search for the stray? And if he finds it, I assure you: He rejoices over that sheep more than over the 99 that did not go astray. In the same way, it is not the will of your Father in heaven that one of these little ones perish.” (Matthew 18:12-14)
“Jesus told him, “I am the way, the truth, and the life…” (John 14:6)
Grace and PEACE,
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