No greater love

“I’m absolutely convinced that nothing—nothing living or dead, angelic or demonic, today or tomorrow, high or low, thinkable or unthinkable—absolutely nothing can get between us and God’s love because of the way Jesus our Master has embraced us (Romans 8:38-39, Msg).”

One of the most difficult things to comprehend is the love of God. As humans, our best example of love doesn’t come close to the love God has for His creation. I was well into my 30s before I had an experience that sealed my acceptance of His love. The masterpiece of God’s love is the birth, ministry, death and resurrection of Christ. Of all the things God has done to prove His love, sending Himself in the person of Jesus Christ was the greatest.

Too often, we measure our worthiness of love based on our own actions. Perhaps that is the reason we have such difficulty accepting a love that is unconditional. According to the scriptures, there is nothing that can separate us (or disqualify us) from God’s love (see above). The executive producer of Touched by an Angel made sure this truth was part of each episode. Martha Williamson, in an interview with ChristianCinema.com, stated “our main message was always that God loves and cares about everyone.” Shortly after the angels revealed themselves they proudly proclaimed “God loves you.” That message often shocked the character in the show, and probably many in the viewing audiences. Still, it was a truth that had to be stated.

While salvation is conditional–requiring our belief in, and acceptance of, Christ’s sacrifice on the cross–the love of God is not. We cannot make God love us; He already does and always has (Lamentations 3:22). -WordsInPrint by Suni

Closing prayer: A simple prayer: Oh, Lord, bless us today with truth. Fill our hearts with a desire to trust You. Cause us to experience triumph in the midst of these end times. Be glorified in our efforts to reflect Your love in the earth. Thank You for continually and consistently meeting us at our individual points of need. In Jesus’ name we pray, believing the things we ask we already have. Amen.

Edited; First published as “Compassion without measure,” March 18, 2011 as FB Note.

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