What does it mean to you knowing God loves you?

What does it mean to you knowing God loves you?
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We live in some incredibly troubling times. I know many of you may not see what I see daily, and it may seem worse for me than it does for you. That’s the goal of a police officer, though, right?
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I’m here to tell you; we are not living in a time of “sunshine and rainbows.” However, we are living in exciting times—times the prophets have been speaking of for centuries. We are seeing prophecy fulfilled.
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What does it mean to me knowing God loves me? Well, let’s look at John 3:16.
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“For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.”
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Let’s really think about this scripture.
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God loves the world.
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He gave us a Savior.
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We are asked to believe in Him.
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We won’t perish if we do.
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He will give us everlasting life as we believe in His Son.
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Sounds like a pretty good deal to me. It also gives me hope when I see the chaos I see. I’m reminded that through the mess, God still loves the world.
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I don’t get wrapped up in the news or in politics. When I hear it, I get frustrated. Why? Because it’s contentious and it doesn’t bring peace or joy to my life.
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As I put the media and politics aside, I watch youtube videos on Gospel related topics. I read my scriptures. I read messages from the Prophet and Apostles.
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Do you get frustrated by the messages of the Prophet or the Apostles? I can’t say I have ever been frustrated by their teachings. Why?
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“What I the Lord have spoken, I have spoken, and I excuse not myself; and though the heavens and the earth pass away, my word shall not pass away, but shall all be fulfilled, whether by mine own voice or by the voice of my servants, it is the same.” Doctrine and Covenants 1:38.
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We should choose not to be frustrated with the Lord or His servants. Instead, we should study to know more. We should study to Hear Him!
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Art by Yongsung Kim

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