When we were at our worst, God gave us His best. That is comforting to know when we face trial or fall into temptation. God loved us while we were still sinners, and He is not going to give up on us now. “He who has begun a good work in you will complete it” (Phil. 1:6)
The Apostle Paul further reminds us that “God, who is rich in mercy, because of His great love with which He loved us, even when we were dead in trespasses, made us alive together with Christ” (Eph. 2:4, 5). God not only loves us, but He gives us a whole new life! He does not give up on us because He sees all of our potential.
He also calls us to extend that life to those around us. 1 John 4:11 reminds us that, “If God so loved us, we also ought to love one another.” As we rejoice in God’s love today, let’s extend it to those in need.