HOW BIG IS GOD WHO IS LOVE ?
May 08, 2008
How big is God? How much does God love all of His children? We say God loves us and the whole world. Most of us can not begin to understand the magnitude of God or the God who is Love. God does not just have love for us or extend His love to us. God's love is much bigger than this. John 3:16, perhaps the most famous verse in all of the Bible declares that God loved the whole world.
I Corinthians 13:8 states that Love NEVER fails.
I John 4:8 tells us not that God HAS love but that God IS LOVE. Throughout eternity God has always existed as Father, Son, and Holy Spirit in LOVE. Love one for the other in the Great Triune God relationship. Everything that God is or does is an extension of His being LOVE.
God's original plan to create human beings and take them INTO His being, within His circle of life was a plan to place man INSIDE God's very being within the Triune relationship God shares with Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.
Through the life, death, resurrection, and ascension of Jesus Christ the bridge is crossed creating UNION between man and God. This union takes man into the same relationship Jesus has with the Father by the Spirit. The union takes man INSIDE God's life, inside God's love--permanently and eternally in relationship JUST AS JESUS lives in the eternal relationship with the Father. And, again I Corinthians 13:8 tells us that this LOVE never, NEVER, fails.
All of this salvation, Adoption, and Inclusion into the live of God is by God's DOING. It was planned from BEFORE the creation of the cosmos and this world. Its was mapped out, blue printed, and declared so by God for man backed by the Power of God to make it so IN Jesus.
( See Ephesians 1:3-14 ).
By God's LOVE sin has been defeated in Jesus. Humanity has been redeemed by God's LOVE in Jesus. Creation has been reconciled to God by God's LOVE through Jesus. All humanity has been given Justification and declared righteous by the Faith OF Jesus Christ and this because of God's GREAT LOVE.
How big is God's Love? Big enough to NEVER FAIL. And, He shares it with us ALL. The question is, " Are we BIG enough to believe it?"
I believe, Lord help my unbelief.