Beloved. That's who we are. To our heavenly Father, the Lover of our souls.
This powerful truth can be oh-so-hard for us to grasp onto, to claim for ourselves in our loneliest hours. It doesn't make sense when we've been loved and left. Abused and betrayed. Excluded and abandoned. When all that we hoped for, all that we valued seems to be ripped away, again and again.
We just can't get our hands around the immensity of the extravagant love that is ours in Christ Jesus. And that He never leaves, He doesn't forsake.
The fact of the matter is this - not for a single, solitary moment will the beloved Son abandon His beloved children. He's staying put. With us. Within us.
Take great solace in this message today.