‘‘This seemingly insubstantial fact revolutionized my life,” wrote Adrian Plass, author of The Sacred Diary of Adrian Plass Aged 37¾. He continued, “I became a Christian when I was sixteen years old, but it wasn’t until I was thirty-seven that I absorbed an essential truth. God is nice and he likes me.”
Sadly, deep down many people think that God is not that nice, he does not like us very much and he spends most of his time being cross with us. This could not be further from the truth. In the Bible we see how much more than just ‘nice’ God is – his goodness, amazing love and faithfulness.
We also see that not only does he ‘like’ you, he loves you – you are his ‘precious and honored’ child (Isaiah 43:4).
And that’s the memo.
By Nicky Gumbel