When my sons were young, some people thought I was partial to one of them. The good thing was that some thought I was partial to the other. I took that as pretty good evidence that I was not partial! When I was pregnant the second time (with Roger), I remember thinking, “I want this child. I will be a good mother, but I will never love him like I love Carl.” It wasn’t true. I found that love multiplies rather than divides.
I’m saying this because I want to ask you a question? Does it seem to you like God loves you better than anybody else, or does it seem like God loves others better than you?
Let me suggest an experiment. If you passed a pepper shaker down a row of ten people and asked them to take a sniff, would number ten get less of a whiff than number one? What if a hundred people sniffed? Would the pepper be less potent for number one hundred?
Perhaps the pepper would appear to be more or less potent to some than others because of the “sniffer” not because of the pepper. You might see the effect on some people. Perhaps they sneeze or cough. The pepper was the same but some people took a bigger sniff.
So God is the pepper. We are the sniffers. God’s love does not change but the effect of his love may appear greater in some than in others. If you want more effect, sit close and take a big whiff.