You Need Love

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Some babies are born prematurely and enter this world fighting for life.
About thirty years ago, doctors found a way to give such children a chance. They asked the mother to hold the preemie under her shirt for a prolonged period so the baby could have skin-to-skin contact.

The results were encouraging. The babies’ heart rates and breathing stabilized, their weight increased, and they slept longer and cried less. And very often, mother and child could leave the hospital much earlier than cases without such intervention.

The rate and quality of your growth is dependent on love.

You need to be nurtured and feel the warmth of other human beings who have a vested interest in your existence.

No matter how frail and helpless you may start out, there are those just waiting to love you back to life.

I pray that you, being rooted and established in love, may have power… to grasp how wide and long and high and deep is the love of Christ… that you may be filled to the measure of all the fullness of God. — Ephesians 3:17-19

Excerpted with permission from 365 Devotions to Embrace What Matters Most by John Michalak, copyright Zondervan.

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Your Turn

No matter where you are, what you’ve done or failed to do, or how bad your circumstances, Jesus is with you and He loves you. None of us can survive without love which is why we’re called to love one another and minister to one another. If you need warmth, friendship, and love from others, take a risk and reach out for help. Who can you reach out to with the love of God today? Who needs your love? Come share your thought with us on our blog. We want to hear from you! ~ Devotionals Daily

John Michalak

A writer, speaker, and minister, John Michalak has spent over 20 years equipping others in the areas of life-change and personal relationship. He most recently led Men Of Valor's "Jericho Project" in Nashville, TN, a prison ministry that seeks to restore men and families to God and society. John holds a Bachelor's degree in English from the University Of Washington, and a Master's degree in Biblical Studies from Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary. In addition to his publishing pursuits, John writes a popular online blog, titled "Life Is Relationship" (johnmichalak.com).

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