Over the last few weeks, we have talked about the ways God has shown love for us through promises.

-God promised not to flood the world with water and placed a signature – a rainbow – in the sky as a reminder.
-God promised Abraham and Sarah a large family as numerous as the stars in the sky.
-God gave guidelines for how to live a good life to the people who fled Egypt.  The Ten Commandments were like the rule book of a board game carved into stone.
-God promised an unwavering love for the world when Jesus was sent as a human to live among us.

I don’t know about you, but I don’t see rainbows too often – only after the rain.  The stars in the night sky are not always visible to remind me of God’s love.  Those Ten Commandments on stone tablets are probably too heavy to carry around all the time without a wagon to put them on.  And we all know that Jesus did not remain on Earth in human form long enough for us to see him in person.

So God wanted a way to make sure, even without all those visual reminders, for us to remember that we are always loved.  God’s love is written on each of our hearts.  We carry it with us everywhere we go and in everything we do.