A good man was very ill & his friends came to comfort him. They remembered his good deeds & how he had always cared for the lambs of Christ's flock.
One prayed, "Lord, thou knowest how he loves Thee,"
"Ah, my friends," said the sick man, "do not say that. When Mary & Martha went to Jesus, their message was not, `Lord, he who loveth Thee is sick,' but, `He whom Thou lovest.' It is not my imperfect love to Him that gives me comfort, but His perfect love to me."
- Christian Herald. (moreillustrations.com)
"By the cross we know the gravity of sin and the greatness of God's love towards us." - John Chrysostom.
Eph 2:4 (GNB): “But God's mercy is so abundant, and his love for us is so great.”
“On the whole, God's love for us is a much safer subject to think about than our love for Him.” - C.S. Lewis.