I remember reading a Peanuts cartoon strip in which Lucy comes up to Charlie Brown and does something that is very unusual for her. She says, “I love you.” But Charlie Brown keeps responding by saying, “No, you don’t.” And each time Lucy answers a little louder, “Yes I do, I really love you.” But Charles Brown has been rejected so many times he keeps saying, “It can’t be true.” So in the last square, Lucy has reached the limit of her patience and she screams out in a loud voice, “Hey blockhead, I love you!”
I wonder if God has to do that with us sometimes. I mean, what does it take to get through to so many in the world? In the words of the late V. E. Howard, “Are you listening?” In the pages of the Bible God has shown us time and time again how much He loves us, and is always there for us if only we will come to Him in obedience. The Father loved us so much that He sent His Son to die for us (Jn. 3:16), and Jesus loved us so much that He willing died for us (Jn. 15:13). Acknowledging this love, then, Jesus said, “If ye love me, keep my commandments” (Jn. 14:15). We do not truly accept, appreciate, or believe God’s love for us if we are not obedient.
Think About It!
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