Many Christians have a hard time with God's unconditional love.
We all do at times.
We can feel that when we sin - God rips his love away from us.
Not true. To put it bluntly, it is a lie of the enemy.
God's love is unconditional.
God will never love you any more or any less than he does right now.
Don't get me wrong (and this is where there can be misunderstanding): God hates sin.
Sin disgusts God and He wants nothing to do with it. There are always consequences to our sins.
But he never pulls away from loving you.
God is not sitting in heaven, saying (as with pulling petals off a daisy), "I love them, I love them not. I love them. I love them not."
God is never in a bad mood. God never has a bad hair day.
God is never "on" one day and "off" the next day.
Just imagine, with your sanctified imagination that Jesus is in a boat and Peter was wanting to walk on water.
Peter says, "Jesus, I want to come to you."
Jesus says, "Come!"
Peter beings to walk on water and then he begins to sin.
Jesus doesn't think of Peter as an embarrassment.
Jesus doesn't say, "I don't love you any more - you are such an idiot".
No, God loved Peter with an unconditional love and God loves you unconditionally.
And here's a closing thought: maybe, just maybe, we are called to love others that way as well.
Just a thought for a Wednesday.