“He loves me; he loves me not. He loves me; he loves me not.” This is a common phrase spoken by adolescents as they pluck one petal at a time from a daisy to determine if their crush indeed cares for them. It’s not really a surefire determination of one’s love for another, but it’s a fun game nonetheless. Okay, okay, I’ll admit that I even indulged in that silly game in my younger years.
Thankfully, I don’t have to destroy a flower to determine if God loves me! In Psalm 23:6 David assures me, “Surely your goodness and love will follow me all the days of my life, and I will dwell in the house of the Lord forever.” This is a promise I can cling to. God’s love is always present and never changing. He has loved me from eternity and throughout my entire life. He loves me every day as much as he did on Good Friday, the day he died for my sins. More than that, God’s love for me isn’t based on how good I am but solely on his promise to be merciful to me. And he will still love me on the day that I die. Then, I will dwell in his presence forever!
Adolescent games of love predictions can be put aside. God loves me; he loves me; he loves me! And he loves you just the same.