Read Zechariah 2
God is for us. This is often overlooked and often misunderstood. But God is for us. There is nothing that God takes more personally than when we, His beloved, are threatened and harmed. While Jesus tells us that there is no value to a man gaining the whole world and forfeiting his soul, God proclaims to His children that there is nothing that He wants more than us. He desires to be with us, to live among us, to unite us, to protect us, to lead and throughout all, to love us. God is for us. God is for you. Do you know this? Do you believe this?
“How beautiful are the feet of those who bring good news!” This is our news. This is the news of Jesus Christ. That God loved the world by sending his only son to carry and bear the iniquities of man’s collective sin in order to save what He deems most precious and beloved. This is His love and His love is for us alone. We exist to be loved by Him. Everything thing we do and everything that we are has been carefully designed for the purpose of channeling the love our God has for us and then to worship Him in return.
We were designed for God and our God is for us. And if God is for us, who can be against us? What in this world can harm you if the creator God is on your side? In the love of Jesus nothing can separate us from the love of our God. We often reduce God to a helper, assistant, partner figure. He comes to us ultimately in the name of Jesus proclaiming none of these identities. He comes proclaiming to be the great “I am” of old and to be the chosen and anointed Christ, the Messiah. Look upon the face of the savior Jesus and believe that God is for us.