Dear Praise Family,
I hope that one of the things that you've been doing during this "stay at home" time is keeping up with your daily Bible reading from our 2020 Bible in a year plan. If so, you would have come across this verse from 2nd Samuel 12:25 "and because the Lord loved him, he sent word through Nathan the prophet to name him Jedidiah." This verse is referring to Solomon, who had just been born to David and Bathsheba. They gave him the name Solomon, which means "peaceful", but God told Nathan the prophet that His name for the baby was Jedidiah, which means "beloved of the Lord", or "loved by God".
In essence, this is the same way that the Father refers to His Son Jesus in Matthew 3:17, at the time of Jesus' baptism, when it says “This is My beloved Son, in whom I am well-pleased.” Do you realize that in some way, we are all Jedidiahs? It's true because we are all loved by God. You might not feel like a Jedidiah sometimes, particularly when circumstances are coming against you, but never doubt the sure and certain, never-ending love of God, who proclaimed over us in Jeremiah 31:3 “I have loved you with an everlasting love."
Be blessed in that assurance.