I grew up knowing I was loved. This was communicated through countless small actions and at times given voice in heart felt expressions of love. Once I left home I realised how significant this was.

One of the few times the Father was audibly heard speaking to Jesus was a declaration of love, “This is my son, whom I love.” How often did Jesus hear these words in private?

David was able to write that God’s love was better than life itself. How did he come to know this wonderful truth? It certainly wasn’t prompted from the circumstances of his life. Instead David’s high view of God enabled him to transcend difficulties and bring God’s kingdom to the situations and people around him.  

How often do you reflect on the tremendous dimensions of God’s love for you? A friend recently said, “We underestimate our daily need to know God’s love.”


Two practical suggestions

1.  One day a week thank and praise God without any requests. 

2.  Pray regularly that you and others may “grasp how wide and long and high and deep is the love of Christ” (see Paul’s prayer in Ephesians 3:16-21).