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I’m His Beloved - Wholly Loved - July 28

I’m His Beloved

By Susan Aken

“Therefore, as God’s chosen people, holy and dearly loved, clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience.” Colossians 3:12

Standing at the emergency door of the hospital, the lawyer handed me our infant son. As soon as I saw his angelic face, love exploded inside. I experienced a euphoria I’d never felt before or since. He didn’t do anything to earn my love, and it would be awhile before he’d be capable of reciprocating. I loved him simply because he was my son.

A parent’s love is hard to define. It’s a force that takes hold of our hearts. Some have explained it as our hearts now walking around outside of our bodies. If we, as flawed people, can love a child like that, think how our perfect heavenly Father loves us.

We’re dearly loved. He calls us His beloved. Some years ago, I woke up one morning and these words came to mind with a tune, though I’m not a musician:

“Come away my beloved, come away with me. Come away my beloved and you will see, glimpses of truth I have for you. Come away my beloved, come away.”

I knew God was asking me to rise earlier in the morning to spend time with Him in prayer and reading the Bible, His word. But what overwhelmed my heart was that He called me “Beloved.”

Is life hard? Remember: You’re God’s beloved. You’re dearly loved.

Rest in that truth.

Susan Aken is a homemaker, teacher, writer, and part of the Wholly Loved Ministries team. She lives in Nebraska but was born and raised in Oklahoma. She and her husband have one son. Her greatest love is for the Lord Jesus Christ who has redeemed her and set her free. Susan enjoys reading, photography, spending time with family and friends, and writing. She has a heart for prayer ministry and loves her church. Visit her online at susanaken53.wordpress.com.

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