“We love each other because he loved us first.” — 1 John 4:19 (NLT)

The Bible is a love story from our loving Father to His children, and just like many of the stories we tell our own children, there is a lesson to learn, a principle to follow, or a message to encourage or uplift or build up our confidence, our self-esteem and our self-worth.

We matter; we matter to God, our heavenly Father. He loves us, and He loves us first. Long before we were created, let alone born; He loved us. We were born from love, to love, because He is love.

Whatever troubles or negatives you face in your life today, know this truth: you are loved. We love because he loved us first. He loves us.

Have a blessed week, and we hope to see you soon.

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