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Daily Devotional

Max Lucado

God Loves To Be With The Ones He Loves

Wednesday, July 10th, 2019

1 John 4:10

“This is love: not that we loved God, but that he loved us.”

Max's Message:

A family of black-tailed squirrels has made its home amid the roots of the tree north of my office. We've been neighbors for three years now. They watch me peck the keyboard. I watch them store their nuts and climb the trunk. We're mutually amused. I could watch them all day. Sometimes I do. But I've never considered becoming one of them. The squirrel world holds no appeal to me. Who wants to sleep next to a hairy rodent with beady eyes? (No comments from you wives who feel you already do.) Give up the Rocky Mountains, bass fishing, weddings, and laughter for a hole in the ground and a diet of dirty nuts? Count me out. But count Jesus in. What a world he left. Our classiest mansion would be a tree trunk to him. Earth's finest cousine would be walnuts on heaven's table. And the idea of becoming a squirrel with claws and tiny teeth and a furry tail? It's nothing compared to God become a one-celled embryo and entering the womb of Mary. But he did. The God of the universe kicked against the wall of a womb, was born into the poverty of a peasant, and spent his first night in the feed-trough of a cow. Why? He loves to be with the ones he loves. 

From Everyday Blessings by Max Lucado. Used with permission from the publisher.