No Greater Love
My daughter did it again. She called me out on not going deeper.
I wrote a nice little surface post about 7 simple love steps but didn’t put my heart and soul into it.
Love is an emotion that lifts us up, carries us, and breaks us down.
No other emotion effects us more. It deserves deeper thought and consideration. But there are so many facets we will have to break it into bite sized pieces for reflection.
Let’s start on the love that started this very blog.
The Love of God.
Oh boy, how do we put that one into words?
There is a children’s song that says, “God’s love is higher than the highest mountain, deeper than the sea.”
Having lived a life alone with God for many years I can tell you from walking in it, that little song doesn’t begin to explain how incredible God’s love for us is!
Let’s see if this opens some heart’s doors. . .
Are any of you parents?
That was a trick question, I know you are.
Stop for a minute and think about your children. Let that love swell up in your chest. Till it hurts. Think about how proud of them you are. Even when they’re not at their best we love them so much we wouldn’t think twice about diving in front of a moving vehicle, or even taking a bullet to save them, would we?
We would die to save our children. Wouldn’t we?
They are the most important thing in our life.
Of course they are.
What makes you think God loves you any less than that?
I grew up in a church that had me scared of God.
If I didn’t do everything right I would have to deal with God’s wrath. I would make Him mad and He would punish me.
Well, trust me, I’ve done things, still do things that hurt Him. But He still loves me enough to die for me!
I hurt Him when I do something stupid, but He never stops loving me!
One of my favorite parts in ANY movie, is in the Passion of the Christ when Jesus is on the cross, dieing, and the camera zooms away to Heaven and one giant tear falls from Heaven to earth and causes the earthquake.
That is how much God and Jesus love us.
Feel God’s Love
Pause with me a minute. Close your eyes again and breath in that kind of love. Open you heart to the pure, sweet, incredible love of God. The love He wants to fill you up with. Fill you up to overflowing and it spills out on others so they can experience it.
Love that you feel in your heart, your mind, your throat, all the way to your finger tips, and the hair stands up on the back of your neck. Float in a sea of love washing over you in wave after wave of pure peace and joy.
Open you mind and your heart to it. Love far deeper than we have for our own children. Love more profound than our human minds can rationalize. Love that makes your heart feel like it will explode!
That’s only the tip of the iceberg of how much God loves us!
God is our FATHER!
Not our condemner!
He is the lover of our soul!
No matter what we’ve done. He Loves Us. Purely and completely.
Close your eyes again and breath in that kind of forgiving, caring, nurturing love.
See God’s Love
Look around you and see God’s creation today. Every beautiful thing, every amazing creature, is a testimony to God’s love for us.
His love carries us through hell on earth and prepares us for a family dinner at HIS table.
Do you think He has mashed potatoes? I hope so! 🙂
I am extremely curious to hear what thoughts and emotions this post created in you. Would you share with me in the comments section please? I need the feedback! Did this post touch you? Or am I just a talking bobble-head???
Thanks so much for being here! God Bless you!
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