This week I became an Uncle, again. Sweet Morgan May McDermid was born to my brother and sister-in-law and is a precious tiny bundle of joy. Thanks to COVID, I haven't gotten a chance to meet her in person yet, but I've been getting a steady stream of pictures and videos from the hospital of this tiny blessing.
Isn't it amazing how something so small can bring such joy? Morgan can't do anything of value, and yet she is of infinite value. She can't be helpful to us in any way, and yet she is a blessing to all of us. She is small, but our love for her is enormous.
That's how God loves you. He doesn't love you because you are good or useful or valuable. He doesn't love you because of what you can do or what you bring to the table. He loves you because you are his precious child.
In many places in the Bible we are called children of God, but Galatians 3:26 makes it clear that we are "children of God through faith." We didn't earn our way into this family, we believed and trusted our way in. We are God's children because we have faith in Him as our loving Father.
You are loved because God is love. You are loved because you are His child. You are loved because He is good and gracious. His love for you doesn't make sense...it's beyond our understanding and so all we can say is "Thank you God!"