Thursday, April 9, 2020
Proof of God’s Love
“He who did not spare His own Son, but delivered Him up for us all, how shall He not with Him also freely give us all things?” (Romans 8:32 nkjv).
A woman needed to make a run to her local pet store, where she noticed a parrot on his perch just inside the door. The parrot took one look at the woman and said, “You are the ugliest woman I’ve ever seen.”
“What did you say to me?” the woman asked in disbelief.
“You heard me,” the parrot told her. “You are the ugliest woman I’ve ever seen.”
Shocked and offended, she demanded to see the store’s owner. When he walked out from the back room, she told him what the parrot said.
“Ma’am, I am so sorry,” the embarrassed owner told her. “Let me deal with this parrot.” He walked over to the parrot, took him down from his perch, and carried him to the back room. A short time later the two emerged, and the owner returned a quiet parrot to his perch.
Feeling vindicated for the insult she suffered, the woman glanced over at the parrot as she walked toward the door.
“Hey, you!” the parrot called out to her.
“You know,” the parrot said.
There are certain things in life that we just know. Whenever I’m tempted to doubt the love of God, I need to take a long look at the cross and remember that Jesus demonstrated His love for me by dying there in my place.
The apostle Paul said, “He who did not spare His own Son, but delivered Him up for us all, how shall He not with Him also freely give us all things?” (Romans 8:32 nkjv).
Whatever is going on in our lives, whatever we may see in the news, we can know as Christians that “all things work together for good to those who love God” (Romans 8:28 nkjv). How do we know it? Because God has shown His love toward us by sending His Son, Jesus.
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