Wednesday, April 17, 2013

O Love of God

Christian, God loves you and he has shown that love to you in Christ.
On the cross, we see selfless love on full display.

I will admit that we don’t always believe that he loves us. 

We are prone to wander from this amazing truth. 
We are so quick to forget the reality of his love for us, but God loves us nonetheless.

If you are a believer, you can rest knowing that God loves you dearly. 
He loves you as you are, not as you will be; and nothing can ever separate you from that love.

St. Paul says it best: Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? Shall tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or danger, or sword?... No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us. For I am sure that neither death nor life, nor angels nor rulers, nor things present nor things to come, nor powers, nor height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus our Lord. (Romans 8:35-39)

God loves you. When you don’t feel that love - he loves you.
When you mess up - he loves you.
When you have your private devotions (and then get arrogant about it) - he loves you.
When your heart is burning for God - he loves you.
When your heart is far from God and you are in the midst of spiritual famine - he loves you.
When you win - he loves you.
When you lose - he loves you.

This is incredible news! The everlasting Creator of all things, the omnipotent, omniscient God of the universe loves you and I on a personal level.

He loves you despite your lust, your pride, your hubris, your Phariseeism, your lack of devotion, your greed, and your anger.

He simply loves you because of who he is, not who you are.
He loves you because of what he has done, not what you do.
It is an eternal love. It is a one-way love. It is a love without conditions.
In Christ, God loves you.

Believe it!

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