God Doesn't Give Up!

Steven Laman

READ : Acts 9:1-19

Love never gives up, never loses faith, is always hopeful, and endures through every circumstance. (1 Cor. 13:7 nlt)

A teacher I work with introduced me to a book entitled Petey. It’s the story of a boy born with cerebral palsy in 1920. Everyone convinced his parents to give up on him and commit him to a mental institution. Reading this emotional story made me extremely grateful that I was born in 1970 to parents who persevered with their loving devotion during some trying times.

Everyone can pinpoint those special people who faithfully loved them through difficult times. The Lord should be on the top of that list. No matter how awful we are, God still loves us-his children. The apostle Paul knew this firsthand. Before the Lord changed his heart, he was Saul, the church persecutor. Christians had given up on him, but not God. He changed this murderer into Paul, the great evangelist.

After Adam and Eve sinned, the Lord could have started the human race over again, but he didn’t. Instead he kept loving them and promised a Savior. That Savior is Jesus, his only Son. Jesus is the proof that God never gives up on us.

PRAYER

Lord, your love is so amazing. Thank you that even when I am unlovable, you never give up on me.