A Special Kind of Love.
Saturday, August 29, 2020
A Special Kind of Love. August 29 2020.
“ Behold what manner of love the Father hath bestowed upon us, that we should be called the sons of God.” 1 John 3:1a. NASB
“ And I pray that you, being rooted and established in love, may have power, together with all the Lord’s holy people, to grasp how wide and long, and high and deep the love of Christ is.” Ephesians 3:17b-18. NIV
“ Who redeems your life from the pit and crowns you with love and compassion.”
Psalm 103:4. NIV
As you read the above verses we see just how special God’s love for His people is. As we share God’s love and presence with others they are overwhelmed by what He has done for them. Eternal Life because God was willing to sacrifice His one and only Son so that we could pay for all of our sins. He not only did it willingly , he also did it lovingly. As you read through the Psalms and begin underlining verses that speak of His love you soon realize how many verses there are that speak of His love. Many hymns express these thoughts as well. Such as “ O the Deep Deep Love of Jesus.”
O the deep deep love of Jesus,
Vast, unmeasured, boundless, free!
Rolling as a mighty ocean in its fullness over me,
Underneath me, all around me, is the current of Thy love;
Leading onward, leading homeward to the glorious rest above.
The statement “ Behold what manner of love” could be translated “ Behold, what peculiar, out of this world, kind of love the Father has bestowed upon us! This agape love which gives with nothing expected in return, seems strange to the world because it’s so pure and holy.
Paul uses four dimensions to describe the immensity of God’ s love. It’s breadth reminds us that His arms reach around the globe.on the cross Jesus’ hands were stretched out for the whole world. It’s length reminds us that His love extends from eternity past to eternity future. It existed before the foundation of this world and will exist after this world’s end. It’s depth reminds us that His love addresses the deepest needs of the human heart. God loves sinners no matter who they are, what they have done or where they have been. It’s height reaches to the very throne of God. Out of love Jesus came down from heaven and lifts up to His level anyone who chooses to believe, because no one can climb up to His.
🙏. Father God thank You for your immense love for me. You are pure and holy and yet Your Son came and died on a cross to take the punishment of all of my sins upon Himself. No one can grasp your love how deep and wide and high and long it is. Thank You Jesus and it’s in Your name that I pray.