For God so Loved the World

Posted on November 30, 2020 by Catey Stover in Victory Call

My birthday was last Saturday, and it was the best birthday I’ve probably ever had. I started my day with my parents, then went to lunch at my favorite restaurant, and concluded the day by hanging out with some of my closest friends. It was my ideal birthday, and I felt so extremely loved. People went out of their way to make me feel truly special on my birthday and the amount of love I felt was incredible.

Later on in the week, during my quiet time with the Lord, He put something so strongly on my heart. I felt so loved by my family and friends on my birthday that I was practically bursting at the seams, but God loves me more than any human ever could. His love for me cannot even be measured. This convicted me. I care so much about what others think of me and their actions toward me that the love I was shown on my birthday made me so happy because I fail to acknowledge that love the other 364 days a year. BUT GOD loves me so much every second of every day, so why do I not feel the same “birthday love, bursting at the seams” joy every day? The creator of the universe loves me so much that He sent His only son to die for my sins. I should BURSTING with love and joy because of that!

The Lord shows me His grace and mercy every day, and that is true love. No one will ever love me to the extent and magnitude that God does!

16 For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life.” John 3:16

In this the love of God was manifested toward us, that God has sent His only begotten Son into the world, that we might live through Him. 10 In this is love, not that we loved God, but that He loved us and sent His Son to be the propitiation for our sins. 11 Beloved, if God so loved us, we also ought to love one another.” 1 John 4:9-11


Written by Catey Stover: Catey Stover serves as the Marketing Assistant at America’s Keswick. She loves the Lord and has a heart for serving others, especially the next generation. Her email is

Think About This: “Who can add to Christmas? The perfect motive is that God so loved the world. The perfect gift is that He gave His only Son. The only requirement is to believe in Him. The reward of faith is that you shall have everlasting life.” – Corrie Ten Boom

The Daily Bible Reading: Colossians 3-4; 1 Thessalonians 1-2| You can download our 2020 Daily Bible Reading Plan by clicking here. 

This Week’s Verse to Memorize: 17 Love has been perfected among us in this: that we may have boldness in the day of judgment; because as He is, so are we in this world. -1 John 4:17

Disclaimer: The views and opinions expressed in this article are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the doctrinal and theological views held by America’s Keswick.

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