In Psalm 108, David sings of the love of God, “For your steadfast love is great above the heavens; your faithfulness reaches to the clouds” (Psalm 108:4). God’s love is so great, the world can hardly contain it.
My love is earthbound. For example, I love ice cream. It gives me pleasure. I love things that give me pleasure. I should confess, then, I don’t love spumoni ice cream. You see, my love is conditional. I love ice cream, but only the kind I like. That’s one kind of love, my kind of love.
There’s another kind. “God shows his love for us in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us” (Romans 5:8). God hates evil, and we are covered in it. We reject and rebel against our own Creator, the Lord of the heavens and the earth, the one true God, and still he loves us. He loves us completely, to the death.
David sings of the love of God reaching the heavens. I’m more amazed, and grateful, it touches the earth; “and the Word became flesh and dwelt among us” (John 1:14).
“For God so loved the world…” ~John 3:16.
Amazing God, You deserve the worship of all creation. Yet, so often, I forget about You. Many choose to ignore you. Some even hate You. And still, You love us, die for us, and offer us salvation. We reject Paradise and You invite us back. Truly, You are love.
I am able to love, God, because You first loved me. I pray that my love for the world always and fully reflects Your love for the world.