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Can God love me?
Pastor Mike Novotny
by Pastor Mike Novotny
March 2, 2024

Did you ever hear about the day John Lennon, one of the Beatles, wrote a desperate note to a televangelist? In 1972 Lennon reached out to Oral Roberts, a famous television minister, and confessed his drug addiction and hopelessness. In that letter, Lennon expressed that he wanted happiness. He also wondered if God could even love him.

There are moments in all our lives when that same question crosses our minds. Maybe it’s in the sobering moments during an addiction when we realize how many times we’ve messed up and how many lives we’ve messed up. Or perhaps it’s the realization that most of our youth was spent pursuing our own glory, building our own kingdom, and seeking our own will with barely a thought of God’s will or God’s Word. In a million different ways, the devil accuses us with the question, Can God really love a person like you?

The Christmas history has the answer. “But the angel said to them, ‘Do not be afraid. I bring you good news that will cause great joy for all the people. Today in the town of David a Savior has been born to you; he is the Messiah, the Lord’” (Luke 2:10,11). Notice the glorious word all.

All includes John Lennon. All includes me. All includes you. Meditate on these classic words as the Spirit answers the most important question of all. Can God love me? In Jesus, he has, does, and always will.