Thursday, March 25, 2010

Agape Love

Today’s Reading: Psalm 52; Psalm 57; Psalm 142; Luke 22:24-46

Sometimes it’s hard for me to fathom how great God’s love for us truly is. In Psalm 57:10, David writes “For great is your love, reaching to the heavens; your faithfulness reaches to the skies” (NIV). The heavens above are so immense and far-reaching. Every year we learn more about just how huge the universe is out there. And God’s love stretches as far as that, and even further. God’s love is so great that He sent His son to this earth to pay the ultimate price for all of us: “For God so love 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). God’s love for all of us was that great.
His love is greater than any human relationship we’ll ever experience. I think my love for my family will be the closest thing I have ever to experiencing what the love of God is like. I love my husband more than any other person in this world. When my baby is born in the Fall, I’m sure I’ll love him or her more than anyone else as well. I strive to love my family with an agape love, a love that has no restrictions or boundaries but loves unconditionally. This is the type of love God has for each of us. How amazing.
What amazes you most about God’s love for you?

1 comment:

  1. I will never forget the moment I held Durin in my arms for the first time and the thought popped into my head: "So THIS is how much God loves me!" Since then, I've come to realize even more the depth of God's love. For, while my love for my children is unconditional, it is imperfect. To know that God's love goes beyond that is just...overwhelming, and drops me to the floor in humiliation that I use the word "love" for anything I feel!