Have you ever fallen in love with someone? If so, you were irresistibly drawn to qualities in that person that captivated the affections of your heart. Perhaps it was their kindness, their sense of humor, the way you felt so loved by them. Imagining your future apart from them became unimaginable. In fact, when you were separated, thoughts of that person consumed your mind. You longed to hear their voice and to be in their presence.
Everyone was created for this kind of intimate love relationship with the God of the universe! The Bible tells us that we are the objects of His great, intense and wonderful love. We were designed by a relational God to know Him as intimately as He knows us and to be rooted deeply in His love.
How has God revealed His love for you? Like an ardent lover, He pursued you even when you had no interest in Him. He could not imagine living apart from you, so even while you were His enemy, He sent His only Son to bring you to Himself. Jesus humbled Himself to die on a cross as your sin substitute, reconciling you to the Father. He thinks of you constantly. He wants you to know His pure, holy and selfless love that has your highest good in mind. Jesus left the glory of heaven and the relational oneness He had with the Father and the Holy Spirit to draw you to Himself into intimate friendship.
Human love, tainted with selfish and impure motives, often fails us. Will you believe in and receive the pure love that God has for you? He invites you to come to Him through the person of Christ in trusting faith. He will never fail you, disappoint you or betray you. He will be your faithful companion and strength in all of life’s difficulties. As you experience His love, you will share in the radiance of your Lover’s beauty. As a result, others too, will be drawn into the ultimate soul-satisfying sacred romance.
“May you have power, together with all the Lord’s holy people, to grasp how wide and long and high and deep is the love of Christ, and to know this love that surpasses knowledge—that you may be filled to the measure of all the fullness of God.” Ephesians 3:18-19