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God Fully Loves

Being fully known and fully loved is one of the great experiences of life.

So many people wander around fearing being known because they fear that might lead to not being loved. Our planet has become accustomed to the idea of love being doled out to that which is pleasing to another. You can see why some people equate being loved with being deemed
worthy of love.

Then they spend a lifetime trying to figure out what will make them lovely. Is it their appearance? Their character? Attitude? Work ethic? Position? Wealth? Group of friends?

God approaches love for people differently. Meditating on Romans 5, we come to realize that we have nothing to offer Him. Look at the words He uses to describe us: helpless, ungodly, sinners, worthy of wrath, enemies. There is not much there to recommend us to God.

Fortunately, those descriptions do not change His love for us. In the key verse of the passage, we get that glorious divine reversal, “But God…” Instead of deeming us unworthy and untouchable, God goes out of His way to express His love.

But God demonstrates His own love toward us,
in that while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.
Romans 5:8

Jesus knew us in our worst condition and expressed His love. He didn’t settle for a verbal, “I love you.” Instead, He physically demonstrated His love. His blood drained out of His broken body to pay the penalty for our sin. He rose again from the dead to put an exclamation mark on His love.

Good Friday gives us the supreme demonstration of God’s love. He does not give us what we’re
due. He reaches out and rescues us from our lowly position.

As you approach Easter, give considerable thought to the love of Jesus expressed for you. Being fully known and fully loved is one of the best experiences in life.

Respond in whatever manner the Lord leads as you experience His love for you. Go out and express your love for people by pointing them to Jesus. Share the gospel verbally. Invite a neighbor to church. Be exuberant in your praise.

You know the natural condition of people. May you demonstrate the love of God to them.

Love and blessings,

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