We love because, Father, You loved us first (I John 4:19). If we don’t love we don’t know You because, Father, You are love (I John 4:8) “Even before You made the world, You loved us and chose us in Christ to be holy and without fault in Your eyes…” (Ephesians 1:4). Before I even realized it, much less, acknowledged it. You loved…me. I had done nothing to cause You to love me. You just loved me…for me.
And it works the other way, too. There is nothing I can do to make You not love me. Even at the final judgment, those who are cast into the darkness of Hell will be sent there not because You have ceased loving them but only because they rejected Your love. Your love endures forever (Psalm 136). Love, Your love never fails (1 Corinthians 13:8).
Father, enable me to grasp the ramifications of Your love more and more each day. May it so fill my heart, mind and so that it influences every action, every thought.
June 22nd, Wed, 7:06 am