I cannot imagine going through life without being loved by someone. That to me would be one of the worst things that can happen to any person.
I know that there are lots of people who do experience this and my heart goes out to these people but I am thankful that I have been blessed by love.
Blessed by love
I have been blessed with the love of loving parents both as child and as an adult.
I have been blessed with the love of a loving wife for the past 19 years.
I have been blessed with the love of my children over the last 13 years.
The greatest of all blessings is that God loves me.
But as great as these blessings of love have been to me the greatest of all blessings is that God loves me. And I hope that you have felt and experienced that incredible love of God as well.
Nothing can compare to this and I don’t think we will ever fully understand just how much God loves us.
God’s love is unfailing or steadfast.
In Hebrew, the word “unfailing” means “an eager and ardent desire” and refers to the fact that God’s love never gives up.
The thing that finally gets to us, breaks the back of our rebellion, and sets us free from our emotional hang ups is the unqualified love of God which never lets go.
We might use a term that is more easily understood in our day.
Instead of “unfailing or steadfast love” read “unqualified acceptance.”
That is what God’s love does. It accepts us without reserve.
3 ways we should respond to God’s love:
1. Consider the great love of God for you.
I challenge you now and throughout this day and this week to truly consider God’s love for you.
I know that very time I consider God’s great love for me I am completely overwhelmed.
I don’t think I will ever fully understand God’s great love for me because He is continually revealing new aspects of His love to me day by day
Probably one of my greatest moments of beginning to understand God’s love for me was when I became a parent As I think about my love for my children, I begin to get a glimpse of God’s great love for me.
2. Proclaim the great love of God.
Verse two of Psalm 107 says, “Let the redeemed of the Lord say this” or as the KJV says, “Let the redeemed of the Lord say so.”
That is, let the redeemed of the Lord proclaim God’s great unfailing love.
One of my favourite hymns is “Redeemed” That hymn starts out, “Redeemed, how I love to proclaim it!” I hope that you can say that with gusto today, “Redeemed, how I love to proclaim it!”
3. Show the great love of God.
Because God’s love is so great and He has demonstrated that love to us, we need to show that same great love to those around us.
We need to show the same unconditional love that God has shown to us.
How are you going to live your life in light of God’s love for you today?