Everything He Does is Love
“And so we know and rely on the love God has for us. God is love….” 1 John 4:16 (niv)
God is love. What a statement. Imagine it! Everything He does is love. He can’t not be loving toward us; it’s not in His character. As people, we know love and show it sometimes, but even in our best efforts we are limited. We’re not always loving; we don’t always act in love. My husband and I have a great marriage, but we still disappoint one another. I’m crazy about my kids, but sometimes I make parenting mistakes.
And I try to be there for my friends, but sometimes I let them down I want to love, and I’m growing in it. Because of Jesus I can be successful at loving, but there is no way I can ever be love. Neither can you. As human beings we have our limitations. However, the Bible says that with God there are no limits. God is in all of the expressions of love that we experience in the greatest moments of our human existence—like the love of a husband or wife, a parent, a child, a true friend. But He is also so much more.
Imagine the deepest part of the ocean, where it’s too dark to see. His love is deeper than any ocean of loss or longing we might feel. Imagine the Grand Canyon, or a wide gulf. God’s love is wider than any vast open space of loneliness or grief. And even if we’re facing the Himalayas, God’s love is higher than the tallest mountains of tests and trials. Should we lose everything else, in Him we would still have all we need. For we can never lose His love—and it is enough.
FAITH STEP: Today, rest your heart in the security of Jesus’ love.
Written by Gwen Ford Faulkenberry
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