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. For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but to save the world through him.
We will never experience love like the love God has for us.
Earlier this week, I was watching some religious programming, and Rosey Grier (yes, that Rosey Grier) stated, “If you make a commitment to love, all the other junk/stuff just falls away.”
I pondered that for a few days. It kept popping into my head. On the human level, what Grier was saying was a simple statement about understanding what your “role” is when you choose to love someone. It is a choice, after all. Your love for someone comes before, and “overpowers,” any flaws there are; you look past the years of wear and tear on a body and the other things that come along.
On a higher, level, though, doesn’t God already model that level of commitment? He looks past our flaws and sins to love us, regardless of what mess we’ve made of our lives…regardless of where we are in our lives. We could be highly successful or struggling. We could be moral and upstanding, or we could be the lowest of the low. God loves us and will never cease loving us. It is we who are fickle with our love.
It can be described as stubborn love, but it can also be described as God’s true love for us, meant for our salvation, but also given to us freely, so that we may show the same commitment to others.
“True Love”–Phil Wickham