“Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends.” John 15 vs 13
A short while ago I posted on the topic love. Therefore, I will call this post a partial part two of that topic. In my previous post on love, I encouraged others to make the love connection by simply reaching out to their loved ones. Today I would like to talk about God’s unconditional or his Agape love for us. It is a topic that we cannot escape since God is the very essence of love and everything concerning our faith is based on that same love.
Love is an action word it cannot help itself from doing, it will act even when there are no logical reasons behind it. The love that God has for us goes beyond our human comprehension and none of us can love each other the way God loves us, no matter how much in love we think we are with someone, we can never love that person enough to reach or surpass God’s love for that individual. No one will ever be able to explain or fully understand God’s love for us. It is not explainable in this physical sphere, it is something that you have to experience in its naked form and only when we get to heaven, will we utterly understand the depth or magnitude of God’s love. What we are experiencing here on earth is just a prototype of what to expect. Yet it is so strong and profound, yet it is life changing and powerful enough that it empowers us to love others and give us that feeling of completeness, though it is still just a fraction of his fullness.
1st Corinthians 13 vs 9-10 says, “for we know in part, and we prophesy in part, but when that which is perfect is come, then that which is in part shall be done away. Verse 12 says, “for now we see through a glass darkly, but then face to face, now I know in part, but then shall I know even as also I am known. That’s what Paul was trying to explain to us, in that chapter, he knew that we will never experience God’s love in its fullness here on this earth, and it’s not because his love is not true (we cannot deny that) but when that day comes we will understand the full meaning of his love. God created us with choices, and that is why he did not reveal his full glory to us in this physical state, because if he did, then it would have taken away the act of freewill from us to accept him and leave us with no choice but to worship him. Why? Because to really see him and to experience his love for us in its complete form, the only way to show our gratitude is to serve him. That is why he gave us just a small fraction of his love, enough to convince us that he loves us, enough to overwhelm us and enough to show us how to love others. Many years ago, someone told me that when we get to heaven and really see what Christ did for us, and fully understand the mystery of his love for us, we will, if we could, gladly volunteer to spend eternity in hell, because we would have realized how undeserving we are of his grace, his mercy and his love. We will never experience that feeling until Christ returns. The gratitude we are feeling now is nothing to compare when we see him as he is. Thank you Jesus for loving me!
Let us pray: Lord please forgive me of my sins today. Thank you for your word. Thank you for your unconditional love towards me and my family. Thank you for extending a fraction of your love to me so I too can love others in in Jesus name. Amen. Until next time. God bless you.
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