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August 12, 2008

See what kind of love the Father has given us, that we should be called children of God; and so we are. The reason why the world does not know us is that it did not know him.

--1 John 3:1

If you’re a child of God, there are four things about the love of God that I’d like to remind you of today.

First, God loves you. Think about it: God… loves… you. He loves you more than anyone else could ever love you.

Second, God’s love for you is eternal. In the Scripture, Jeremiah 31:3 says God loves you with an everlasting love. Time cannot erase it. God loves you and He will always love you.

Third, God’s love for you is unconditional. This concept is hard to completely understand at times because of how conditional human love can be. Sometimes human love is dependent on how we feel about someone… or it’s dependent upon someone loving us in return. But God’s love is unconditional. Nothing you do or don’t do can alter it. 

Lastly, God’s love is incomprehensible! It’s immeasurable. I love the words of the old hymn that describe the love of God:

“Could we with ink the ocean fill,
And were the skies of parchment made,
Were every stalk on earth a quill,
And every man a scribe by trade;
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.”

And what’s most wonderful about God’s love is that in spite of your sin and my sin… despite our failure and brokenness and worthlessness… He reached down and showed us His love by sending His Son to die in our place on the cross.

It’s my prayer that you’ll remember just how much God loves you today… and that as a result, you’ll be motivated to share God’s love with others.


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