Loved by God
By Melissa Rynders
As we continue to explore what it means to Love Well in the world today, it is important for us to stop and think about the fact that we can Love Well and are called to Love Well because we are Loved by God.
I think one of the hardest things for us to wrap our minds around is the fact that we are Loved by God. Since we were little it’s a phrase that we have heard over and over, God loves you, You are loved by God. I also think we either don’t fully understand what that means, or we might say it without actually believing it. We spend so much time comparing ourselves to others that we forget that God created us just the way we are and loves us just the way we are.
Being Loved by God means that even when we make mistakes, God still loves us. Being Loved by God means that even when others make fun of us or don’t love us, God still love us. Being Loved by God opens us up to the possibilities that we can do anything we feel called to do because we will always have God in our corner, God loves us. Being Loved by God means that when the world says you aren’t enough, God says you are more than enough and I love you.
As you prepare to explore even further what it means to Love Well with us at Youth 2019, repeat this phrase over and over, I am enough because I am Loved by God. I am enough because I am Loved by God. When we can understand and fully believe this, then we will continue to grow into the people God created us to be.
I am enough because I am Loved by God.