‘God loves you.’
I taught it every week.
But did I really know it?
Sure, He forgave me;
was He just being kind?
I thought the Father didn’t like me.
That Jesus and I could never have coffee together.
And the Spirit lived in me under protest.
The day the Father came into the room
His eyes fixed on mine,
as if I were the most precious thing He’d ever seen.
He scooped me up
and tossed me into the air.
Arms and legs flailing,
a toddler’s happy laughter:
‘Do it again Daddy, do it again!’
Have coffee with Jesus?
Anyone can be friends.
Wandering in the woods together,
chilling on the patio,
enjoying a good book,
living the life He’s called me to.
He was once a man who cooked breakfast for mates –
He hasn’t changed.
And the Spirit?
Even when I hit the pearly gates
He’ll stay with me.
He won’t sigh with relief and go off to find someone more interesting.
Not dump me in eternity,
lonely and alone.
He sees me, He knows me.
He tells me truth and makes the unseen real.
God doesn’t just love me.
He likes me.