Ramblings From the Mind…
I think a lot of Christians have trouble grasping how intense God’s love is for them. When I think of God’s love, the words furious, rich, and reckless come to mind. How amazing is it that the God who spoke the stars into being would look upon me. How could He love me?
You see, love isn’t just something you have for the kid you pass by in the halls of the school. Love isn’t even necessarily what you feel for your friends…or even family. Love is not just an emotion, it’s something you actively practice. Love is knowing someone is going to fail you, but still looking out for them, putting yourself last and forgiving them. Love is being patient, kind, gentle, faithful, and forgiving. On a human scale, Love is when two beings are like this to each other.
And so what does it mean for God to love us like that every day. We mess up every day, yet this love of His never fails and never changes.
I think to fully understand God’s love for us we have to look at the cross. We have to stop thinking too hard (or too little, depends on who you are). God loved Jesus, but He gave him up for us. He gave him up for the people who were still sinning and who were going to continue to sin. That is Amazing.
I don’t know how to explain it, but when I look at the cross I have peace. When I look at the cross, I am speechless, literally. I can’t move. But I am at peace. When I look at the cross, I could sit there all day, marveling at what Jesus did, what God did. When I look at the cross I know that God’s love is sufficient. It is then that I realize that even if no one else in this world loved me, His love would be enough.
So my question for you is; do you know how vast, how furious, how reckless, and how rich God’s love is for you?