Thursday, October 9, 2008

Amazing Love

"Your love is amazing...steady and unchanging...your love is a rock,
firm beneath my feet."
I am completely overwhelmed at how much God truly loves me and even as I say that, I know that I don't even understand the full scope of His love for me. His love is amazing, steady and unchanging.

I am amazed because he loved me when:

I was His enemy,I wasn't concerned with Him,
I sinned in my heart, thoughts, words, and deeds
I crucified Him anew

I am still amazed because He loves me when:

I am unlovable
I fall short
I forget to pray
I don't include Him in my plans
I am anxious about everything
I don't take Him at His Word

I do not think I will ever fully know/understand the capacity with which God has to love. I know that He is love, and that He demonstrated His Love toward me when I was when I was His enemy. It is a great comfort to know that NOTHING can ever separate me from His love:
And I am convinced
that nothing can ever
separate us from God’s love.
Neither death nor life,
neither angels nor demons,
neither our fears for today,
nor our worries about tomorrow—
not even the powers of hell
can separate us from God’s love.
No power in the sky above
or in the earth below—
indeed, nothing in all creation
will ever be able to separate us
from the love of God
that is revealed
in Christ Jesus our Lord
(Romans 8:38-39)

Thank you Lord for loving me so. May I forever strive to live my life in response to your sacrifice, and not just as a result of what you did until we are face to face, creator and created one.