When I was in England I was over the moon when spring came because it meant that lambs starting popping up in meadows. I love lambs, seriously. Ironically my sorority's mascot is a lamb, but it's not the same since we don't own an actual lamb. Random comment. This is in no way related to my blog, but oh well. My Ritalin is currently wearing off, and I started to think about spring, then England, then lambs, and I got excited. Welcome to the mind of a kid with ADHD.
Anyways, back on track!
Over the past few days God has been teaching me all about His love. I recently finished reading the book of 1 John, and this is filled with talking about God's love.
"Whoever does not love does not know God, because God is love." -1 John 4:8
How crazy is that? God IS love.
"And I pray that you, being rooted and established in love, may have power, together with all the Lord's people, to grasp how wide and long and high and deep is the love of Christ, and to know this love that surpasses knowledge-that you may be filled to the measure of all the fullness of God." -Ephesians 3:17b-19
Two amazing verses that have been on my heart this week. God is love, it's as simple as that. Without God then there would be no love, and how sad would that be? I don't think I ever stop and think about how non-believers really don't know the love that Christians do. The love of Christ is so vast that we'll never be able to comprehend it. I think of how much my parents love me and that in itself is a mystery to me. I can't even grasp how big their love for me is. But, to think that the Lord loves me so much more than my parents ever could. Christ loves us even though we are so undeserving of it. How amazing is it that we get to serve a God who wants to give us His love. All we have to do in return is believe in Him and know that we can't do it on our own.
Jesus has so many amazing characteristics, but above all He is love. I feel so comforted that more than anything the God I serve is loving. He meets us where we are, he picks us up when we are broken, he cherishes spending time with us. How incredible is that? I don't know anyone in the world who could ever love me like Christ does, because nobody can.
I also think it's amazing how there are some people who are so great at displaying the love of Christ. My mom and dad are two perfect examples of this love. They show me grace and mercy time and time again when I don't deserve it at all. If anyone has shown me a glimpse of what the Lord's love looks like it's definitely those two.
I just want that to resonate with whoever is reading this. The Lord loves you. He truly and deeply does. If that's not the coolest thing ever then what else is? It's definitely something that has been an encouragement to me this week, it never gets old. I love hearing about God's love for us.
Happy Thursday :)