With All Your Faults, I Love You Still!
Today’s Devotional Tidbit – March 1, 2005
There’s a song my son and I love to sing. We love to sing the song “It Had to Be you.” You may know the song, if you don’t, let me refresh you with some of the chorus. “With all your faults / I love you still / It had to be you / wonderful you / It had to be you”
“With all your faults, I love you still” reminds me of the love my son has for me now. He’s only five years old, but he loves me, despite my faults, and I have a lot of them. But that kind of love from a child doesn’t remain there all through life. I’m thinking specifically of the teenage years. God, on the other hand, will love me despite my faults for eternity. I’m not saying he will accept bad behavior on my part, but he won’t stop loving me and wanting me to be His.
We are so transparent to God. He can see through the false fronts we put up for our friends, relatives, church members, co-workers, and fellow students. It is easy for us to hide our pain, our humiliation, our sinfulness, and our laments from humans. But it’s different with God. He knows us. Maybe sometimes we’d like to hide from Him but we can’t. God knows each and every one of our faults and…. He loves us still. That’s the amazing truth about God.
A passage that states it best is Romans 5:6-8, “You see, at just the right time, when we were still powerless, Christ died for the ungodly. Very rarely will anyone die for a righteous man, though for a good man someone might possibly dare to die. But God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us.” – NIV
I love the way God loves us! Don’t you?