Sunday, January 19, 2014

His Lavish Love

See what great love the Father has lavished on us, that we should be called children of God!  And this what we are!  1 John 3.1 (NIV)

All around us there is failure and disappointment. 
Friends have let us down, elected officials have neglected their promises, families have turned their backs, and bosses continue to ignore our efforts.

And we fail.  We are self-focused, prone to wander, and easily swayed by human sentiments. 

But there is an anchor for our souls.  A compass to guide our way.  A fortress of refuge.

God’s. Unfailing.  Love.

Even when we were at war with Him, enemies of His kingdom, adversaries of His regime, He loved us!  Wanted us!  And created an elaborate plan to welcome us into His family!

But God demonstrates His own love for us in this:  While we were still sinners, Christ died for us.  Romans 5.8 (NIV)

You were wanted . . .  You ARE wanted!

He lavishes us with His unfailing love.  He doesn’t dole it out in tiny increments when we do what He wants.  He doesn’t carefully guard His love and when He thinks we’re worthy enough,  gives us some.  He doesn’t hold back His love waiting for us to right ourselves.

His love for us is extravagant, unrestrained, excessive, abundant, and overflowing! It knows no limits.  Holds no conditions.  
It is an unlimited and boundless love.  

Do you know this love? 

Have you taken it for granted or are you . . . BASKING . . . REVELING . . . LIVING . . . in it? 

If you have never received His gift, now is the time!  God is waiting and ready to lavish His love on you!  For God so loved the world that He gave His one and only Son, that whoever believes in Him shall not perish but have eternal life.  John 3.16 (NIV)

1 comment:

  1. I hope I'm basking, reveling, and living in it more and more with each passing day.