I Love You This Much!

I Love You This Much!

“God will overflow your cup, so grab the biggest one you can find.”- Rob Liano

Every so often we need to be reminded of how much we are loved, not only by our spouses and friends, but also by God.

When life seems tedious, things don’t go our way and God seems to have forgotten us turning a deaf eat to our prayers, we need that reminder of his love and commitment to us.

I remember the Bishop of San Diego under attack in newspaper feature stories and editorials being accused of excessive extravagance in the building of the Immaculta Church. The citizens of the city questioned his judgment. He had to answer for the excessive amount of money spent.

I’ll never forget his words from the pulpit. “Whenever you look at this church and others like it that brim over with lavish plentitude, remember God’s love for you is just like that: over the top, way out of line, and above and beyond our expectations.”

From under his beautiful brocade vestments, the bishop extended his outstretched arms. “God loves you this much,” he spread his arms as broad as possible.

Even nearly 40 years later, the image of the bishop representing Christ on the cross, with arms outstretched, stuck with me as a visual representation of God’s abundant love for us.

What does it mean that God loves us so much that he will withhold nothing from us – not even his son? What it means is that no matter what, God will always be there for us, with ALL his love and power, comfort and grace, no matter what we’ve done or failed to do.

There ARE no limits to his commitment to us, none at all. We can count on God, and God will never desert us. God will take care of us, creating abundance in our lives.

Take the time to acknowledge God’s everyday commitment and abundance given us. Let’s train ourselves to grab the biggest cup we can find, because God will surely be there for us pouring out his love.

“Today I behold all the abundance that surrounds me.” – Deepak Chopra

 

 

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