Robert Griffith | 8 August 2023
Robert Griffith
8 August 2023


Zephaniah 3:17  “The LORD your God is with you, he is mighty to save. He will take great delight in you, he will quiet you with his love, he will rejoice over you with singing.”

Have you ever felt like you were excluded from the “in” crowd?

Maybe it happened in school when teams were chosen or perhaps there was a family gathering and you were not told you about it.

When you feel like a misfit, the feeling of not belonging can follow you for many years. I wouldn’t say this was a huge problem for me as a child, but I do remember how this feels and it’s horrible. When I heard that God loves me, I figured, of course, He has to because God loves the whole world. But, as I continued to read the Bible, I began to comprehend that Jesus loves Me, personally.

I was not an accident for God created me according to a beautiful blueprint.  He  watched me as I was being formed … woven together in the womb (Psalm 139:14-16). What’s more, Jesus valued me enough to die for me.

Romans 5:8  “But God demonstrates his love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us.”

Now if I would receive Jesus as my Saviour and Lord, He would adopt me into His family and it had nothing to do with being deserving; it was God’s free gift. What good news!

When I finally embraced the love of God and accepted Jesus and His gift of salvation, that was the beginning of a brand-new identity: a beloved child of God in whom God delights – even with singing!

This good news is for each of you too. Just think about it …

The Creator of the universe loves us! It’s not love at a distance, but He’s actually involved in our lives. He’s walking with us.

Psalm 37:23-24  “The steps of the godly are directed by the LORD. He delights in every detail of their lives. Though they stumble, they will not fall, for the LORD holds them by the hand.”  

He created us for fellowship with Himself and with each other.