Do you ever really think about how much God loves us. I was thinking yesterday about his love and how he never gives up on us. I have been reading Genesis and Exodus over the last few days and it really brings it home how time and time again mankind fails. How many chances does God give us and then it came to me, he loves us so much he will give us chances forever until we finally see what he offers and accept it. I am discovering that God’s love is immense, he really does like us humans so much it’s so weird yet so wonderful all at the same time.
1 Corinthians 13: 4-8 – Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It does not dishonour others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres. Love never fails.
WHAT IS LOVE?
What is love? What is it that defines love? God is love, his love an unconditional commitment to an imperfect person, his love is relentless, unyielding, passionate, unfailing and perfect; God’s love is not just a cluster of adjectives but an expression of his unique narrative that surrounds my very being, his love never lets me go, his love knows the very heart of my insecurities, his love surrounds every part of me, slowly making me into the person he designed me to be and I seek to reflect his love so that means being patient and kind, not envying, not boasting, not proud, nor rude, not self-seeking, keeping calm and keeping no record of wrongs, being strong, not delighting in evil but rejoicing with the truth and God’s love protects me, I trust, hope and persevere with no fear, knowing that he never fails, think of the nails that held him to the cross, think of the loss of blood, the raging thirst, the pain, the shameful treatment of our Lord, the sword that pierced his side, the crowd who cried out crucify and think love, a love so deep a sacrificial love of outrageous proportions, no distortion, no exaggeration, he took the sin of all the nations bringing transformation to our relationship with God, curtain torn in two so we too can receive his unconditional love, a deep and loving connection with our Father up above.