No one has seen God at any time. If we love one another, God abides in us, and His love has been perfected in us. By this we know that we abide in Him, and He in us, because He has given us of His Spirit. And we have seen and testify that the Father has sent the Son as Savior of the world. Whoever confesses that Jesus is the Son of God, God abides in him, and he in God. And we have known and believed the love that God has for us. God is love, and he who abides in love abides in God, and God in him. 1 John 4:12-16
Today, my WONDERFUL HUSBAND, and I are celebrating FIFTY-THREE years of marriage. As I think back over the years, I think of the LOVE that we have had and STILL have for each other. I feel that our LOVE GROWS STRONGER with each day. It’s not ALWAYS been a smooth path, but God has ALWAYS been a part of our lives, and He has ALWAYS been SUFFICIENT for EVERY need. Even though we cannot see Him, bodily, we CERTAINLY can FEEL His presence and we can TRUST His HAND, because He ABIDES in us. And His LOVE is PERFECTED in us. How do we KNOW this? Because He has given us His PRECIOUS HOLY SPIRIT, who indwells ALL TRUE BELIEVERS.
God has also EXEMPLIFIED His GREAT LOVE for us in that He GAVE His ONLY SON to be the SAVIOR of ALL MANKIND. He LOVED us so MUCH that He gave Jesus to be our SACRIFICE, by the shedding of His blood on the cross of Calvary. And WHOEVER will COME to God and CONFESS that JESUS is the SON of God, and that He is their SAVIOR and LORD, then God abides in them and they in Him. ALL of this is possible because GOD IS LOVE, and His LOVE is PERFECT.
Now, if you have NOT given your HEART and LIFE to God, nor proclaimed that Jesus is the SON of GOD, and PROFESSED Him as your SAVIOR and LORD. You do not have God abiding in you, and have NOT experienced His PERFECT LOVE. Your DESTINY is an ETERNITY in Hell, with ALL its HORRORS, and NO WAY of ESCAPE. However, because of God’s PERFECT LOVE, ABUNDANT MERCY and AMAZING GRACE, He is NOW, offering you the opportunity to TURN AWAY FROM your sinful lifestyle, and to TURN TO GOD, with a TRUE REPENTANT HEART. Then you MUST BELIEVE, with ALL your HEART that, Jesus died for YOU, and that He is ALIVE in Heaven, making intercession for you, before God. Then CONFESS your sins to Him, and ask Him for His FORGIVENESS. And ACCEPT His gift of SALVATION, and He will ABIDE in YOU and YOU in Him, and He will LOVE YOU with His PERFECT LOVE. Do this NOW, while you still can. He’s waiting and coming SOON!!!