“No power in the sky above or in the earth below—indeed, nothing in all creation will ever be able to separate us from the love of God that is revealed in Christ Jesus our Lord.” Romans 8:39 NLT
Sometimes I wonder if I even know what love is, but then I remember what scripture says; “This is love: not that we loved God, but that he loved us and sent his Son as an atoning sacrifice for our sins.” (1 John 4:10) There are times when I feel incapable of love, but then I reflect on how God has unconditional loved me my whole life, even before I knew Him. It is a humbling place to be, in the midst of the love of God. When we allow the cares and stresses of this world to evaporate from our consciousness and realize at that particular moment in time that we are unconditionally forgiven and loved, it can take your breath away. All your indiscretions and poor decisions made, all the inconsiderate, rude, selfish things said or done… all wiped clean as if they never happened. This is the case if you receive God’s gift of forgiveness. It is God’s greatest gift to humanity. The buy back; paying for your sins and all you have to do is receive it.
Christianity isn’t simply a list of DO’S and DON’TS. It’s love personified. It’s the only living, breathing example of love that ever walked the earth. Christianity is living your life as Christ would live it. And because of your decision to serve the One who created you in your mother’s womb, you will be forever loved. Even if you reject Christ and all He did for you on the cross God will still love you; however, it is a bittersweet love that wishes for you not to walk away, but towards the greatest love the world has ever known. Nothing in this world can compare to it and nothing in this world can remove it from you if you receive it for what it is.
If you have already received salvation, the complete forgiveness of God, then you already know you are loved and should always remember that God’s love shall never change towards you no matter what you ever think, say or do in this life. If you are on the outside looking in, isn’t it time for you to consider Christ? Step into the light and feel clean for the first time in your life. Until next time, walk with the King and be a blessing!
RESOURCES: Matthew Henry’s Bible Commentary; The Reformation Study Bible.