God actually loves us!
Spurgeon, "The Joy of the Lord, the Strength of His People"
Does it not make a man glad to know that though once
his sins had provoked the Lord, they are all blotted out,
and not one of them remains?
Though once he was estranged from God, and far off from
him by wicked works, yet he is made near by the blood of
The Lord is no longer an angry judge pursuing us with a drawn
sword, but a loving Father into whose bosom we pour our
sorrows, and find ease for every pang of heart.
Oh, to know, beloved, that God actually loves us!
I have often told you I cannot preach upon that theme,
for it is a subject to muse upon in silence,
a matter to sit by the hour together and meditate upon.
For the infinite to love an insignificant creature,
an ephemera of an hour, a shadow that declines!
Is not this a marvel?
For God to pity me I can understand,
for God to condescend to have mercy upon me I can
comprehend; but for him to LOVE me,
for the pure one to love a sinner,
for the infinitely great one to love a worm,
is matchless, a miracle of miracles!
Such thoughts must comfort the soul.
Being children of God, the love of God towards us is not of a
mutable character, but abides and remains unchangeable.
The believer feels an entire satisfaction in leaving himself
in the hands of eternal and immutable love.