Sounds so spiritual, doesn’t it? In fact, it’s been so ‘spiritual’ for so long, that it didn’t seem very real to me. (Father’s love is very real to me, though.)
But lately, I’ve been contemplating the love that Jesus has for me, and I’m overwhelmed by it!
I have been seeing His love not just in the spiritual sense, but also the human one. After all, Jesus Christ was 100% man and 100% God. Bringing it down to the human level makes it more real.
When I think of His very human reaction to what He was facing on the cross (and before it, too), it blows me away!
He loved me so much He was willing to suffer like that for the joy of having me as a friend, brother, part of His body and His bride!
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And He loved You that much, too.
Can you feel the intense, even fierce, love He has for you?
He took a beating that often killed men, to give you healing!
He accepted shame when they stripped Him naked and hung Him on the cross for all to see. And He did it because He loves you too much to let you be imprisoned by shame.
He paid the penalty for every sin you will ever commit in your entire life, taking all the guilt and condemnation, so you can be free!
He fought satan himself for you!
This very human God, this God inside a man, loves you so much He even accepted being separated from His Father as He became your sin! Imagine being separated from the other parts of yourself like that – God has been three-in-one from before eternity existed – yet Jesus Christ was cut off from that relationship because He loved you so much!
When I contemplate this fierce lover, I am so in awe that I can only weep, and fall at His feet to offer Him my puny love in return.
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May you be blessed with fresh revelation of the love of our Father, the love of our Savior, the love of our Bridegroom, and any facet you need a revelation of His love in.
We love Him because He first loved us. I John 4:19