Heavenly Father Loves You
Sep. 2014

“Heavenly Father Loves You,” Friend, Sep. 2014, 2–3

From the First Presidency

Heavenly Father Loves You

Adapted from “The Love of God,” Ensign, Nov. 2009, 21–24.

God is in His heaven. He lives. He knows and loves you.

Think of the purest love you can imagine. Now multiply that love by an infinite amount—that is the measure of God’s love for you.

God does not look on the outward appearance. I believe that He doesn’t care one bit if we live in a castle or a cottage, if we are handsome or homely, if we are famous or forgotten. Though we are incomplete, God loves us completely. Though we are imperfect, He loves us perfectly. Though we may feel lost, God’s love encompasses us completely.

He loves us because He is filled with an infinite amount of holy, pure, and indescribable love. We are important to God because we are His children. He loves every one of us, even those who are flawed or awkward. God’s love is so great that He loves even the proud, the selfish, the arrogant, and the wicked.

What this means is that, no matter our mistakes, our infinitely compassionate Heavenly Father desires that we draw near to Him so that He can draw near to us.

I testify that God is in His heaven. He lives. He knows and loves you. He is mindful of you. He hears your prayers and knows the desires of your heart. He is filled with infinite love for you.

  • Answers: pray, serve, obey (3, 6, 9, 12, 15, 18, 21, 24, 27, 30, 33)

Heavenly Father Loves You

Illustrations by Emily Davis