Because of the Lord’s great love we are not consumed, for his compassions never fail. They are new every morning; great is your faithfulness. I say to myself, “The Lord is my portion; therefore I will wait for him.”
Saturday, September 26, 2015
The love of God
wrote this a few years ago as I thought about God's love and my desire to
really know it. I was suddenly reminded
of how much God loves me based on a moment in time more than 40 years ago. We all struggle with God's love, so I wanted
to post this once more. Do read it and
ask God to show you his love for you. It
will change your life.)
happened more than 40 years ago. I was
at university, sitting on a bench on campus talking to God. I wanted more, wanted to understand God's
love. I prayed, "Lord, let me see
people the way you do." In a moment
a friend, Evelyn, walked by. We didn't
exchange a word, but my heart began to break as I saw how much God loved
her. I began to weep with the weight of
God's love for her. It was more than I
could bear, more than I could imagine.
It was too much and I prayed, "Lord, stop, I can't take any
of that moment often. It was a life
changing moment for me to see others the way God sees them. His love for us is more than we can
understand, more than we can bear, it's wonderfully overwhelming. I could only see a small glimpse into his
love and it broke me, it changed me. I
think of that park bench and Evelyn often and remember the sense of God's love
for her and for others as they walked by.
only recently did I get the full meaning of that moment more than 40 years ago
(yes, I'm slow). During this time of sabbatical it suddenly struck me that God
loves me the same way he loves Evelyn! I
don't know why I never put those pieces together, but I didn't. I suddenly realized a message meant for me
more than 40 years ago finally got through- God loves me!
yes...I know all about that from the bible.
I know God loves me, but to really know it, to really understand how he
feels about me, the emotion of it...even if it's just a glimpse....has changed
my walk with him. It's a shame that it
took 40 years for me to "get it".
no way to describe the depth of this love of the Father, this overwhelming love
he has for us. There are no words for it
other than what we can see in the cross.
The cross tells us all we can bear about the love of God. God loves us so much that he gave the eternal
son to redeem us, to make us his children.
This love isn't just actions, but it's rich with emotions. It's a love with a depth we could never fully
understand. It's a love that is
loves you, he loves me, he loves Evelyn more than you could possibly
imagine. It's this love that has made it
possible for us to be his children. It’s
a love wonderfully beyond words. A love
so grand that the cross is only a glimpse of how glorious it is. A love that would overwhelm you.....a love
for you that is more than you could bear or even imagine. God loves you.