OUR LORD WHO LOVES US
The Lord our God treasures each one of His people. He nurtures us and teaches us. He routes our lives through trials and tests so that we can gain inner strength of the Spirit and gain confidence as citizens of His Kingdom.
The Lord has designed for each one of us a tailored plan to sanctify and refine us so that we inexorable drop the ways of the flesh and pick up the ways of the Spirit and become perfected in the life and example of Jesus our Lord.
In 1 John 3 verse 1, the love that God has for us is described as "great" and that it is "lavished" on us where lavished means applied generously and extravegantly. The passage goes like this:
See what great love the Father has lavished on us, that we should be called children of God!
And that is what we are! The reason the world does not know us is that it did not know him.
God's love for us translates into His extensive knowledge of us as well as His graceful provision for us including the costly provision of salvation through the death of our Lord Jesus on a cross.
Bless the Lord forever.