I have been trying to wrap my mind around that word.
Trying to imagine how a God could so fully and completely love me, despite everything I really am.
I've been going back to the basics.
Just ruminating on the fact that God, with the power of just His words, spoke life and created everything that surrounds us;
The God that designed each animal, each and every plant;
The God that thought up how far away the sun had to be from earth that it would provide warmth and energy, but not singe us;
The God that created the night sky with its many different galaxies and stars;
The God that designed the intricate and complex inner workings of the human body;
Could care enough to send His son to die just for me.
And for you.
Why would He do that?
What type of intense love would cause Him to do that?
It is amazing to think about.
I have been trying to allow that Truth to wash over me.
During the times that I doubt myself.
During the times that I am not sure of anything,
I know there is a God who has a PERFECT love for us.
And made the ultimate sacrifice, just so that we could again be reunited with Him for eternity.
And the simplest thing we have to do??
He DIED for us.
And all we have to do is choose?
That is some incredible love.
And I need that love.
A love that I know will never desert me.
A love that cares for me enough to not let me stay the same broken way that I am.
A love that is perfect.
And when I look into the faces of the people I serve each day?
I know that that same perfect love is extended to them too.
If they would only choose.
I see the brokenness, I see the pain.
I see the rawness in their emotions in their speech.
I feel like I just need to shout from the rooftops that even though they feel like no one loves them?
Their Creator, The One who designed every detail about them down to how many hairs they would have on their head, is so desperately in love with them.
That they don’t have to feel the intense loneliness anymore.
They don’t have to allow the excruciating pain from their past (or even present) to have rule in their life.
Instead, they can allow love to rule.
And that is really the message for all of us.
We can allow love to rule in our life.
We can choose to allow the pure and perfect love of a God who adores us to wash over us.
And speak Truth to our souls…
But we first have to choose.
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