Text: “I have loved you with an everlasting love” (Jeremiah 31:3)
I’ll start today’s reflection off by reminding you, Dear Reader, of some good news – the best news:
Get that? God-Loves-You. Not because of anything you’ve done or have to do. Not for today but then He’s going to take it all back tomorrow.
We’re not talking about some warped or twisted idea of love. God loves you purely, perfectly, wholly and lavishly. He pours love out on us no matter how unlovable or unworthy we may feel, and let’s be honest – many times we don’t feel very lovable or worthy, especially not of the amazing love of our amazing Father!
Many things have been said about different types of love over the years. Here’s a few interesting ones I came across from www.ministry127.com - quotes by children when asked what love is:
“Love is when you go out to eat and give somebody most of your French Fries without making them give you any of theirs.”—Chrissie, age 6
“Love is when my mommy makes coffee for my daddy and she takes a sip before giving it to him, to make sure the taste is OK.”—Danny, age 7
“You really shouldn’t say ‘I love you’ unless you mean it. But if you mean it, you should say it a lot. People forget.”—Jessica, age 8
Friends, as we continue this journey through Advent, here’s one more quote about love I leave you:
Love is when the King of Glory, steps from eternity into time, and lays down his life, on a cruel cross, for an undeserving you and me, so that we can have eternal life.
That’s the love that we are focusing on as we journey together this advent.
May you and yours know that love today and always?
Pause and reflect:
· How do you perceive God’s love for you?
· Do you feel you need to earn it?
· Do you wonder if God’s love is meant for you?
Love, wonderful love, that calls me your own,
Love amazing, divine and supreme
Help me receive it, enjoy it, embrace it,
My words and deeds moved by its theme.