Monday, April 29, 2013

The Invincible Love of God 4/30/2013 (rp)

For I am convinced that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor things present, nor things to come, nor powers, nor height, nor depth, nor any other created thing, will be able to separate us from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord. Rom 8:38-39

Think about the quality of human love. It can be compassionate, caring, giving, self-sacrificing, emotional and much, much more. But it can also be tragically temporary, conditional and even false. Many of us have endured profound hurts because of the sometimes unreliability of human love. There is a love, however, that is perfect.

Consider the love parents have for their newborn child. The child has done nothing to deserve such love. In fact the child has done nothing at all, yet the entirety of the parent's life becomes oriented to that child. A nursery is built, the home is made safe, resources are expended to provide appropriate clothing and food and needs are met 24 hours a day. As the child advances into the infant and toddler stages, they begin to discover the world for themselves and sometimes begin doing unlovable things, yet the parents continue to love them with their whole hearts.

Beloved this is the way that God loves us. We are His children, made in His own image. He blew His own breath into us that we may have life. Those who accept this love are infused with holiness and righteousness that we do not innately possess in and of ourselves (justification). This gives us an unbreakable bond with our heavenly Father. It is a love from which we can never be separated.

Thank God for his invincible love!



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