As my friends and I were enjoying the beach together, I realized something interesting; they love seashells more than I do! That may not be entirely true, but because I live near the beach, I tend to be a little more picky about the shells I pick up. When you come from a landlocked area of the country, being able to get, what seems like an unlimited amount of shells, is glorious! The beach I go to usually has a lot, but because of Hurricane Irma, we had an abundance! We almost needed a pickup truck to haul their bounty! As Christians, I think we sometimes take for granted the love of Jesus. He is abounding in it and because we've known it, we forget how great it is to have. Watching my friends lavish in the benefits of a beach, fully loaded with shells, is what it's like for someone to come to know the love of Jesus. The unlimited amount of love He has for us brings such joy to a new believer, and to an old believer if we reflect on it.
See what kind of love the Father has given to us, that we should be called children of God; and so we are. The reason why the world does not know us is that it did not know him. 1 John 3:1