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Last Sunday we looked at the absolute authority Jesus has over both the demonic and sickness. I can’t help but wonder if sometimes we think our problems are too big for Jesus. Maybe we don’t think that our issues aren’t too big for Him, maybe we think they are too small! Maybe we’ve convinced ourselves (with a little help from bad theology or the enemy) that God is unaware or uncaring towards our pain and suffering.

When I read about the ministry of Jesus, I am awe struck by His authority and His compassion. Absolute majesty with perfect love. Not only is God all powerful, all knowing, and present, but His love for us is unquestionable, unfailing, unfading, and perfect. Sometimes I find myself frustrated for words, I just wish I could share the incredible love God has for you.

Often we talk about the “peace that passes all understanding,” (see Philippians 4:7) – a beautiful promise that in Christ, God will fill our hearts and minds with a transcendent, unexplainable peace. But the Bible talks about another thing that surpasses our ability to understand: God’s love (see Ephesians 3:19).

It isn’t just that God loves you in an abstract, distant, impersonal way. He loves you, knows you, and gave everything perfect and wonderful through His only Son Jesus so you could know Him. As we read in Luke 4:40, we see the God of creation tenderly making time to interact with all the sick and demon possessed and oppressed in Capernaum. Person after person, Jesus tenderly reached out to touch the broken as He brought them restoration.

It is my heart’s deepest desire that you would know that Jesus is still doing that today. He tenderly seeks out sinners, the broken and spiritually sick, and calls them to come to Him for true rest. The Good News of the Gospel is that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us. He gave His life for ours as a ransom so that we could be truly free.

My prayer is that you would know no matter who you are, where you’ve been, what you’ve done, how you’ve failed, how many times you’ve rejected His incredible love before, no matter your doubt or frustration, Jesus is calling you to Him for rest. Today I leave you with this reminder from the Apostle Paul:

For this reason I bow my knees before the Father, from whom every family in heaven and on earth is named, that according to the riches of his glory he may grant you to be strengthened with power through his Spirit in your inner being, so that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith—that you, being rooted and grounded in love, may have strength to comprehend with all the saints what is the breadth and length and height and depth, and to know the love of Christ that surpasses knowledge, that you may be filled with all the fullness of God. Now to him who is able to do far more abundantly than all that we ask or think, according to the power at work within us, to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, forever and ever. Amen. (Ephesians 3:14-21 ESV)

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