Broadman & Holman Publishers
Above all, know that you are loved by God.
Could John have known how the beckoning call he heard from a Nazareth carpenter while he sat mending nets on a lonely Galilean shore would change his life? Could this son of thunder possibly have imagined the many dusty roads he was to walk? As he put one foot in front of the other, walking alongside Jesus, did he know he was walking the path of love?
John's ministry became one of love. He was free to love because he was so utterly convinced he was loved. And his words reveal the glorious promise of the same assurance for us, Jesus' beloved.
Dear one, you and I can celebrate our profound passage through this life because we can "know and rely on the love God has for us" (I John 4:16) - Beth Moore