I was still on God's mind. Even though my parents had never even given thought to my birth, my life.
If we each could look at our lives and realize how much our Creator loved us to spend time with every molecule of our being, we would know that even though the world rejects us, people betray us, and life is not always kind, that God so loved the world He gave His only begotten Son (Jesus), that whosoever believes in and relies upon Him for their salvation, turns from their wicked ways, and accepts the forgiveness that God liberally gives, then they will receive eternal life...and live with Him forever and ever and ever.
Before I ever loved God, He loved me. and YOU.
Jesus came that we might have life and life more abundantly. When we are born, we each have the gift of life. But when we are told about Jesus and we accept that Jesus died for our sin, because He loved the Father and wanted to give us each the gift of grace and mercy and forgiveness and righteousness, then our lives are given new meaning... and we are filled with His Spirit. We can never be separated from the love of God. He walks with us, and guides us, and strengthens us, and provides for us, and teaches us, and we are never alone.
So much to be thankful for this season... this day... and every day the rest of our lives. Praise God from whom all blessings flow. Praise the everlasting King of kings. Emmanuel-- God with us. selahV