Whom God Loves

How is your heart today? How is your family, your home, your health, your finances, and your relationships? How did you sleep last night? Did you lay there worrying about the next day to come? Is something on your mind? Do you want to talk about it?


As I was typing these words, how beautiful to think that the God of all creation cares for you in this way. He asks the questions, because He loves us with such a deep, overflowing well of love and kindness that we are always on His mind. He asks the hard questions, the easy questions, and the in-between questions, all because He cares. Does He not know the answers? Of course He does, but He still asks because He wants to hear from you, he wants to talk with you and remind you that He is with you.  Doesn’t He say, “But the very hairs of your head are all numbered. Do not fear; therefore, you are of more value than many sparrows.” Luke 12:7 

God’s heart is to encourage His children to press on, to carry on, and to not give up when darkness tries to press its way into our light spaces. Sometimes we can get so wrapped up in what we do and busyness of life, that we need to be drawn back to the simple gospel. Jesus is love, and through His love we were bought with a high price. A price that caused our Jesus to be bruised, beaten, and torn, all in the name of His great love for us. Can we grasp how high, how deep and how wide is His love for you and me?

Last week while the boys and I were doing homeschool, my son George had a multiple-choice question that sprang a deeper question. “Why is Joh the apostle whom God loves?” (John 13:23; 19:26; 20:2; 21:7) Did God love him more than the other people?” I reminded George that He loves everyone the same, but it did get me thinking why the apostle would give himself that title. After some research, I realized, that John wasn’t identifying himself as the only one whom God loved, he was walking in his identity, that he is no longer identified by his name, but his true identity of being completely loved by Jesus the Son of God. 

Today, is a simple message, but the most important one. God is crazy about you. He died for you, He weeps for you and stores your tears in bottles (Psalms 56:8-9). He wants all of you, every day and wants you to call yourself, loved. My brothers and sisters, let this week be a reminder that through all the noise of all the things, the Lord is always with you, and His love is always in abundance for you. He will never leave or forsake you, and cares about all the details of your life. He writes you this blog today, as I am just the vessel, to remind you to come to Him. For it is through Him that you will find rest, peace, and love for your weary soul. He invites you now into relationship with Him. He is near and He is for you. Walk with Him, talk with Him and remember you the one whom God loves. 

Published by Emily Rodewald

Emily is a writer and worship leader. She has written several worship songs, she is a co-author or two children's books and has begun writing about the light of Jesus in her blog at www.emilyrodewald.com. She is a co-founder of Parallel Ministries and a mom of two boys, George and Oliver. She has been married for 13 years to the man of her dreams, Daniel. She and her family live in beautiful Montana where they enjoy taking the boys fishing, going on adventures, and renovating their new home.

One thought on “Whom God Loves

  1. I believe God sent you to us as a spiritual reviver, a Godly reminder. We need it in todays world. So many lost. So many knowing God but never having the intimate relationship with God. So many denying his power, his power in us, & his spirit. God is so amazing and so alive and so many think he’s just a character in a story book, never allowing him to work in them and save them from satans strong hold. He’s Lord of the harvest and harvest time is so very close. NOTHING in the flesh matters, only God and the lost. God is looking for the workers. God is bringing workers back to the fold. I’ve seen it, I’ve witnessed it in our own family. God is so good!!! Canadian county cowboy church attendee.❤️


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