Wednesday, April 25, 2012

He Loved Him

"Jesus looked at him and loved him."
Mark 10:21
I love watching children play, communicate, manipulate their world. Everything is so basic, so simple. Their only concerns are food, warmth, and sleep. But, if you only feed them, keep them warm and dry and simply sit them in a corner they’ll complain. Why? Because they still need affection. Feeling loved is a basic need.

Jesus understood this.

In Mark 10:17-31 a rich young man asks Jesus: “What must I do to inherit eternal life?”(v17). Jesus reminds him of the commandments and the young man boasts his adherence to them all. And I love this next part. Before Jesus rebuked his religiosity, his greed, his love for things: “Jesus looked at him AND LOVED HIM" (v 21).

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  1. Oh the AMAZING love of God! Thanks Dawn! ~ Amy

    1. Amen! Truly speaks to how deep his love is for us all.