I’ve thought a lot about what to write, I even started writing a different post. Maybe I’ll post it one day. But right now I just can’t get this one thing off my mind. And it seems to be the only logical thing to make this post about. What is it?
THE LOVE OF GOD!!
We sing about in church, we hear it preached about, we read about it in our devotions. But do we actually STOP and think, I mean really think, meditate, about how truly awesome, and wonderful his love is for us??
“I will sing unto the Lord as long as I live:
I will sing praise to my God while I have my being.
My meditation of him shall be sweet:
I will be glad in the Lord.” Psalm 104:33-34
This Psalm says “my meditation of him shall be sweet:…” I have this picture of that girl who is so in love that she just sits there with a goofy look on her face thinking nothing, but sweet thoughts about her boyfriend. How often do we just sit there and meditate with sweet thoughts on our God’s love for us? I’ve often struggled with feeling guilty when I haven’t read my bible for the day, or prayed “enough”. And I’ve sleepily read one chapter just to ease my conscience. I shouldn’t read my Bible or pray because I feel guilty about it, but because I love my Savior, and I want to get to know Him more and grow closer in our relationship together. Why would we ever think that we have to work to keep God’s love, when we had nothing to do with Him loving us in the first place, or ever.
We all know this verse, most likely you have it memorized. But I want you to really look at verse 7 and think about what it says. Read it twice if you have to.
“For scarcely for a righteous man will one die: yet peradventure for a good man some would even dare to die. But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.” Romans 5:7-8
We know verse eight says that God gave us his love while we were still sinners. While we were an enemy of God (“For if, when we were enemies, we were reconciled to God by the death of his Son, much more, being reconciled, we shall be saved by his life.” Romans 5:10 ) and wanted nothing to do with God, he gave us his love. But seven makes eight that much better, which I didn’t think was possible until I really understood seven. Seven says if you’re righteous someone might die for you, but probably not. If you’re just a good person, your chances are even slimmer. And then we have verse eight. BUT “God commendeth his love toward us…” God gave you his love, which is greater than any other love we could possibly imagine, while you were STILL a sinner. I wasn’t good, and I wasn’t righteous, and I’m so undeserving of it, but God loved me. And he loved you.
I know we hear that God loved us all the time. But next time you’re having a bad day, and nothing seems to be going right, just stop and remember that the God who made the universe, He loves YOU! And nothing you do will separate you from His love.
“For I am persuaded, that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor powers, nor things present, nor things to come, Nor height, nor depth, nor any other creature, shall be able to separate us from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord.” Romans 8:37-39
In His Love,
“To write the love of God above
Would drain the ocean dry;
Nor could the scroll contain the whole,
Though stretched from sky to sky.”
-The Love of God