When we pick out people at random, it’s highly likely that most of them don’t know what the true meaning of love is.
Although they may think they know, based on the romantic love portrayed in movies and television shows. In times when we pick up our Bible and begin to study the word of God, our eyes are opened to the true meaning.
The love of God comes directly from heaven and straight to us. To best describe the Bible is to say it’s like a long love letter from God. We read how God formed us in His own image, how he gave us full authority and dominion over the earth and all that is within. And lastly, how God sent Jesus, His only son, to save us when we face sins and trials.
God didn’t send Jesus into the world and all its inhabitants. But He did say that the world would be saved through Him:
“For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life.” (John 3:16-17)
God sent His one and only son Jesus Christ to die on a cross for us. Historical research shows that Jesus’ bones were visible from the leather whips that had bone and nails attached to the ends. I am in awe of the day he wore my crown. How many people do we know that would go through all that Christ did for us?
People mostly look at the “present moment,” which is what we physically see. But what happens after we leave this earth? After all we are only here for a few years, then our time is up. For some this thought alone is too intense to contemplate, however it is the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ that turns the uncertainty of one’s future into a promise of everlasting life.
“In this the love of God was manifested toward us, that God has sent His only begotten Son into the world, 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.” (1 John 4:9-10)
Even in our faults and flaws, God has always loved us from the beginning of time and forever. Despite the mistakes we make or the different kinds of trouble we get ourselves into, God’s love never ceases. His feelings for us stay true always. According to His word, we are wonderfully made, and His plan and thoughts toward us far exceed any other from the beginning of time.
“The Lord has appeared of old to me, saying: ‘Yes, I have loved you with an everlasting love; therefore, with lovingkindness I have drawn you.’” (Jeremiah 31:3)
When we accept Jesus as our Lord and Saviour we understand the love of God.
We walk in truth when we mediate on the word of God and follow what the Bible says. Reading the word of God opens our eyes to His true nature.
“For thy lovingkindness is before mine eyes: and I have walked in thy truth.” (Psalm 26:3)
God is relational. He wants to be our best friend and listen to our thoughts even though He is all knowing. How special are we that God wants a relationship with us through Jesus Christ.
God’s love is constant. He never leaves us nor forsakes us. His love for us is not lukewarm, but is forever the same and nothing can tear us apart from His loving embrace.
Romans 8:35-39 says:
“Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? Shall trouble or hardship or persecution or famine or nakedness or danger or sword? As it is written:
‘For your sake we face death all day long;
we are considered as sheep to be slaughtered.’
“No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us. For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord.”
Unlike man we can always depend on God. We need to let God break our walls down and let him love us unconditionally!
I’m passionate about music and am always creating whether it’s painting, writing or designing. You’ll find me in the house of God a lot, I love people and the odd spontaneous adventures. Elizabeth’s previous articles can be viewed at: https://www.pressserviceinternational.org/elizabeth-josic.html
Elizabeth Josic is a Press Services International columnist from the Sunshine Coast.