Monday, February 13, 2012
God Is Love!
"God is Love!" (1 John 4:8) Indeed He is! And because God is Love... so are we... His beautiful and beloved children, created by Him so carefully in His image and likeness of Love! How blessed we are to be His children and to inherit the Gift of eternal Life through the most holy sacrifice on the cross for our sins, of His Son, Jesus Christ, our Lord, Savior, Best Friend, Teacher and Beloved One.
Love is the very nature of God, and because it's the nature of God, it is our own very nature as well. We need to contemplate it more and dwell in it more and in the Holy Presence of our Heavenly Father, Who's Love for us knows no end.
Many people, both Christians, and non-Christians alike spend way too much of their time thinking inaccurately that God is mad at them. This may have come from when they where children and formed their view of God, relating God to a parent, which He is, but unlike all parents who no matter how loving, are still capable of making mistakes and will never be able to Love as unconditionally as God, God however Is pure Love and truly Loves all of His children unconditionally, unfailingly, with an everlasting Love!
Some people might find it hard to believe but God delights in all of His children! Yes, God delights in you and me, just as parents delight in their children. I have come to realize this more and more being a mother of my beautiful 22 month old daughter, Audrey and my second daughter, growing in my womb due to be born this April.
As a parent, God blesses us with a special revelation of His Love... as we continue to see the similarities of the ever-growing Love and delight we have for our children, and the ever-growing, never-ending Love and delight God has for all of His children, you and me! No matter how much I Love and delight in my precious daughters, (and it's quite a lot!), I know that it's still just a glimpse of the Love and delight God has for all of His children... and just thinking about that is pretty amazing!
With Valentine's Day being tomorrow... my heart's prayer is that more and more people, all of God's children, really, will come to discover more fully and deeply the amazing gift of God's precious, unending Love for us all! I pray every child of God will re-commit their heart to God, or give it to Him for the very first time and ask Him to fill it with His everlasting Love, so much, that it overflows and overflows again and again, out into the world to be shared with others.
I am reminded of that 1970's Dianna Ross song.... "What the world needs now, is Love... sweet Love... it's the only thing that there's just too little of!" Agreed!
I wish you a very Happy and Blessed Valentine's Day filled with all the many blessings of God's Love and the true realization of just how much He Loves you and always will!