Love Before First Sight
February 5, 2019
But God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us. Romans 5:8
It’s amazing how we love our children. Of course, there are some sick people out there who do crazy things, but the truth is that before sin warps us, we are all born with an instinctive love for our offspring within us. We weep and agonize when we cannot bear children. Witness all the excitement when a baby is expected. There are celebrations, reveal parties, and joy over the top. We buy things for that child, decorate the room, have showers, and provide more clothes and toys than useable. They generally outgrow clothes they have never even worn. We love them way before first sight.
God goes so much further than our human capabilities. He loves us while we are rebelling, sinning, maybe giving Him no notice at all. He loves us while there is no evidence whatsoever that we will ever return that love or be “worth” His tremendous investment. His love is so great, even without a relationship with Him, that He willingly gave His Son Jesus Christ as a sacrifice to pay the debt of our sins and make a relationship possible. What love!
He loves us so deeply and dearly that He is always FOR us. Always pursuing. Always protecting. Always providing. Always purifying us as our relationship grows. What incredible, wonderful love! Love that loves us just exactly as we are but loves us too much to let us stay that way.
God is FOR me. His love proves it.
- How did God show His love for you personally “before first sight”?
- How has His love proven He is for you, not against you?
- Who is God is loving right now, even though they are unaware? Pray for them with faith and hope.