10.18.2013

What love is this?



I know that we can never fully understand God’s love for us.  But we can try.  Or at least try to understand .1% of it.

One thing I know for sure is that God’s love isn’t something small and fuzzy.  It’s not casually calm.  It’s violent.  It’s ferocious.  It’s God-was-murdered-on-your-behalf kind of love.  He knew He would have to die for His chosen ones before the world began.  And He was willing to do that.  He was willing to die and be ridiculed because He loves His children.
  
This love isn’t something that any other kind of love can be compared to.  It’s a Heavenly Father love.  I-will-love-you-forever kind of love.  It’s a powerful love.  And it’s lavished upon us daily.  It’s the most beautiful example of love.  And no, I don’t think someone can truly love without knowing the love of God.  Jesus’ death and resurrection is the pure and perfect example of a holy and complete love that a Man has for His bride (the church).  It’s a true, I’ll never leave you or forsake you kind of love.  No matter what comes their way.

True love, even in the midst of hardship, can only be seen in the eyes of those who define love by pointing to the cross of Jesus Christ.  That is the ultimate form of the definition of love.  Beyond such, there is none.

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'Beloved, let us love one another, for love is from God; and everyone who loves is born of God and knows God.  The one who does not love does not know God, for God is love.  By this the love of God was manifested in us, that God has sent His only begotten Son into the world so that we might live through Him.  In this is love, not that we loved God, but that He loved us and sent His Son to be the propitiation for our sins.  Beloved, if God so loved us, we also ought to love one another.'
- 1 John 4:7-11
  

3 comments:

  1. the topic of love. a God-like love is something that is brought to my attention, and i vent on often. i like how you said: "And no, I don’t think someone can truly love without knowing the love of God." SO TRUE. without God, love isn't the same. x

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  2. "if we love Him more than we do them, we will love them more than we do now." -- cs lewis

    "God’s love isn’t something small and fuzzy. It’s not casually calm. It’s violent. It’s ferocious. It’s God-was-murdered-on-your-behalf kind of love."

    Those words just sort of poured Truth all over. I needed to hear them. Thanks, Raquel.

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  3. Gods love and grace is never ending even when sometimes I don't understand or when I don't know feel it. He always forgives and is patient and kind. I have learned and continue to learn all this in my walk with him

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