I once wrote a story. It was handwritten and filled seven notebooks from cover to cover. Then I asked a friend to read it and give me some feedback.
The feedback came back: “The 7th word on the 22nd line of the 60th page of the 4th notebook.”
“What about it?” I asked.
“It’s the only word that you spelled right.”
Good, constructive feedback. I had to change the story. Looking at that one word I realized how much I loved that word there in that place in the story. However, all the other words were bad. That was a problem. So, I took out my eraser and started erasing all the bad words. It was a lot of work, but it was worth it to save that one word.
I know you’re reading this and shaking your head. Wouldn’t it have been much easier to start over from scratch? Why go to all that work? It’s because of that one word, I loved that word. A lot.
You’re shaking your head again. This isn’t a real story, is it? Nobody would do something like that. Ok, I’ll admit to making up the story. But something like that was done before.
Everyone in the world was bad except for one person. It was Noah. And God didn’t just wipe the slate clean and start over even though that would have been a lot easier. The extra work wasn’t a problem because He loved Noah so much.
That’s how much God loves us as well. God will go to extraordinary lengths for those he loves. For you.
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