I remember many summers as a young girl picking daisies along the roadside. As I walked, I pulled the petals from the flower and said, "he loves me, he loves me not," with great hope that when I got to the last petal it would be on “he loves me.”
I'm not sure if this was a popular thing to do all over the world, but it definitely was where I grew up in Shirley, Missouri—if you wanted to find out if someone special might love you.
Looking back, it seems silly because if the last petal ended on “he loves me not,” I’d just grab another daisy and continue pulling petals until I got the answer I wanted: "He loves me." Then I would be happy and content, believing the flower confirmed the love I hoped for from my crush at the time.
As I've gone through life a ways, I have thought several people loved me. I'm sure some truly did, and I'm sure some did not. But how do I really know? Many said, "I love you," and I believed their words, but later realized their actions didn’t line up with what they said.
I do, however, know Someone who loves me, and He proved it with His words and actions. “But God demonstrates His own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us” (Romans 5:8 NIV).
God loves us when we’re at our best, but He also loves us when we’re at our worst. You can trust His words and His actions. This kind of love is like no other.
Believe God and know He loves you.
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