Is there anything more important than knowing for sure that Jesus loves you and gave himself for you?
Not only does this thought give you the hope of heaven, it enables you to live a beautiful life here on earth.
As Charles Spurgeon writes,
“When you have something to do for Jesus that rather tries you, when you feel disappointed and baffled, and the devil tempts you to give it all up, and run away, you will say to yourself, “How can I? He loved me, and gave Himself for me.” By Gethsemane and Calvary you will bind yourself to the sternest labor for His dear sake. Nothing is too hot or too heavy for a man whose heart is on fire with divine love. When the torrents of love sweep through the soul, then every obstacle is overcome. I can go as a missionary to the Congo, and joyfully die in that ma- larious climate, when I know that He loved me, and gave Himself for me. I can try to preach in the streets of London, amid the jeers and the noise of the passers-by, when I know that He loved me, and gave Himself for me. You will go cheerfully to the slums, you will visit the lodging houses, you will teach the ignorant, you will look after the foul and the depraved, when you get this truth impressed on your heart, “He loved me, and gave Himself for me.”