Elizabeth Barrett Browning penned the sonnet that starts “How do I love thee?  Let me count the ways.”  It is a poem written to her soon to be husband, Robert Browning.  It describes how deep and endless her love is for him.  It’s a very touching poem of one person’s love for another.

    Many times throughout the Bible God expresses His love for us.  The one that speaks to me most is Jesus praying in the garden.  In Luke 22:44 we are told “And being in an agony he prayed more earnestly: and his sweat was as it were great drops of blood falling down to the ground.” (KJV)  Being God, Jesus not only knew what was in the future for Him, but He also knew what was in our future if He did not go to the cross and atone for our sins.  The anguish and sorrow He felt caused Him to sweat blood, but still He decided to go to the cross, because He loved us so much.  Don’t let His love and death be in vain.  Go to Him, repent, ask forgiveness and accept the gift of His love.


Published by Ray Richards