How much does God really love me?


And I pray that you, being rooted and established in love, may have power, together with all the Lord’s holy people, to grasp how wide and long and high and deep is the love of Christ, and to know this love that surpasses knowledge—that you may be filled to the measure of all the fullness of God. Ephesians 3:17-19
            We may not ever really grasp how much God loves us until we see Him face-to-face and experience that love fully without the veil of sin and flesh between us.  But it’s far more than the love we ever experience with anyone on this worth—greater than a spouse, a child, a parent and, yes, even a pet. 
            We know that God loved us so much He allowed Himself (His son) to die for us.  He created a beautiful world for us to live in.  He listens to our prayers and answers them.  He surrounds us with fellow believers.
            So the question isn’t how much does God love us, but how much do we love God?