Why does God love me?
I’ve had a quote from President Uchtdorf on my mind lately. He answered the question: “Why does Heavenly Father love us?”
Think of the purest, most all-consuming love you can imagine. Now multiply that love by an infinite amount—that is the measure of God’s love for you.
God does not look on the outward appearance. I believe that He doesn’t care one bit if we live in a castle or a cottage, if we are handsome or homely, if we are famous or forgotten. Though we are incomplete, God loves us completely. Though we are imperfect, He loves us perfectly. Though we may feel lost and without compass, God’s love encompasses us completely.
He loves us because He is filled with an infinite measure of holy, pure, and indescribable love. We are important to God not because of our résumé but because we are His children. He loves every one of us, even those who are flawed, rejected, awkward, sorrowful, or broken. God’s love is so great that He loves even the proud, the selfish, the arrogant, and the wicked.
What this means is that, regardless of our current state, there is hope for us. No matter our distress, no matter our sorrow, no matter our mistakes, our infinitely compassionate Heavenly Father desires that we draw near to Him so that He can draw near to us.
God’s love is independent of what I do.
I highlighted those adjectives in the 3rd paragraph, because each one has applied to me at some point in my life… some currently. It’s beautiful knowing that God’s love is independent of that!
God’s love is dependent on who I am.
I’m not talking about who I think I am. I’m not talking about who I want others to think I am, or who I am trying to be. I’m talking about who I truly am, eternally — God’s child. That’s the truest identity I have, that I can’t ever change, and that’s why He loves me :)
That means… God’s love has everything to do with what I can’t control and nothing to do with what I can!
My recent HWN has been remembering and experiencing God’s unchanging love for me :)
p.s. I got to attend the Jordan River Temple open house recently. Beautiful!