I in them and You in Me, that they may be perfected in unity, so that the world may know that You sent Me, and loved them, even as You have loved Me.
Do you think God the Father loves His Son? How much do you think God loves His Son? No one would probably question the love God has for His own Son, but many question God’s love for them. Yet Jesus reveals to us in this verse that the Father loves us the same as He loves His Son Jesus. Many would question if that is true, but if you believe the words of Jesus that is exactly what He said.
Some would say they don’t feel like God loves them but that is where they make the mistake of walking by sight (feelings) and not by faith (His Word). The greatest proof God loves you is seen in the picture of Jesus on the cross, for God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son that whosoever believes in Him would not perish, but have everlasting life.
The reason it is so important for us to know and believe the love God has for us is because perfect love casts out fear (1 John 4:18). If the devil can keep you in fear your faith won’t work. Settle it in your heart once and for all, God loves you with an everlasting love just as He loves Jesus. God proved His love for us through Jesus taking our sin and the punishment our sin deserved. Walk in the reality of that love and you can walk free from fear.