Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends. – John 15:13
Text: Romans 8:26-39
Prop: a metal ring or wedding band
Summary: Jesus has a love so strong for us that nothing can separate us from it.
Have you ever wondered why your mother (or father) wears her wedding band all the time? It is because that ring reminds her of the wedding vow she made at her wedding. She made a promise to be committed to her husband no matter what, for better or for worse. Take a look at this ring. It forms a circle. It has no beginning and no end. Feel how strong it is. Try to pull it apart. It cannot be broken easily.
The love Jesus has for us is like this ring. It is very strong because he loves us no matter what. Let’s read about Christ’s love for us from the Bible.
(Read Romans 8:35, 37-39.)
Wow! The apostle Paul was convinced that nothing in this world or in the future would be able to separate us from the love of God. Even if you rode a space shuttle to the moon, or a submarine to the bottom of the ocean, you would still be within God’s circle of love. It is never-ending and it has no bounds. My daughter gave me a little note one day that I keep on my desk. It was a simple poem she must have heard and wrote down for me. It says “Loved you yesterday, love you still, always have, always will.” That is the way Jesus loves you. Jesus has the strongest love in the world. And as much as your parents love you, God loves you even more. He loves us so much that Jesus laid down his life for us and rose again that we might have the hope of eternal life.
Let’s pray. Dear Lord Jesus, Thank you for loving me with the strongest love there is. Amen.
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