A circle and a heart. Now, there’s a lesson! Like God, a circle is endless. But a heart from a circle? God’s endless nature is an inexhaustible love. What can separate us from the love of God? According to Romans 8:38-39, nothing. Like many things, we’ve heard that until it loses its impact. Recapturing the awe of these thoughts requires a return to some very basic concepts. Consider this question: Why does does God love you or me, or anyone else?
This is not meant to be a bubble-buster, but truth can do that. The “why” of God’s love doesn’t have anything to do with you or me. Think about this: God is the only Creator. Only He made all that is. He is the only One eternally existent. He is the only perfect One. He is perfect in beauty, in holiness, in grace, in justice, in mercy, and love. All of creation is fallen and imperfect. For God’s love to depend upon anything in the created order (including you and me) would mean God would be required to reject His own perfections and prefer that which is imperfect. His love does not depend on how “lovable” you are or how “lovable” I am. In fact, His love is not dependent on anything. Here is why God loves you: because He is God! His love is part of His character and nature. Therefore, the person we might judge as the most “unlovable” is fully loved by God. Further, the one we might say is the “most lovable” does not recieve more of God’s love than the “unlovable” person. God’s love flows from Who He is, and is not based on the worthiness of its object. God’s infinite love and goodness show us Who He is. God is love and He loves you. Nothing we do, or can do, will cause that love to increase. Nothing we do, or can do, will cause that love to decrease. His love has no limit. As that sinks in, let it dispel lies and fear. Our Father desires us to experience the peace and rest of His love. Since the Apostle Paul tells us Ephesians that His love knows no height, depth, or width our experience will be eternal. His love is not a destination that can be reached, so enjoy the journey!
Soli Deo Gloria!