Alright, let’s talk about something that’s been a topic of discussion for centuries: the love of God.
Now, many people believe that our God is a God of love. In fact, it’s one of his most original qualities! He accepts us unconditionally, just the way we are. And the only thing he expects from us in return is to embrace his love and accept the sacrifice of his son, Jesus.
Now, I know that might sound like he’s only benefiting from it but trust me when I say that we benefit from it just as much, even more.
The thing is, God will never force his love on us. Love is not love if it’s forced onto a person. He knows that we must have the option to choose love in order for it to be truly love. So, it’s up to us to choose to embrace him fully if we want to experience the indescribable splendour of his love.
But the good news is that when we do choose to accept his love, it sets us free.
He knows us, even when we deny or ignore him. He knows all our sins, and yet he still waits for us to come to him. And the best part is that no sin is too great for him to forgive. All we have to do is bring it to him, and he’ll wipe the slate clean.
God doesn’t put social or cultural chains on us the way society does.
We’re not made acceptable by what we do. We’ll never be acceptable solely based on our performances or lack thereof. His love is what makes us acceptable, no matter who we are or what we’ve done. And he wants us to come to him just as we are, without reservations.
Now, here’s the thing: God can’t love us any more than he already does.
He loves us with everything that he is, and his love is already complete. He won’t love us more in 10 years than he does today because his love doesn’t grow – it already attained all fullness in Christ.
But that doesn’t mean he’s not still seeking a relationship with us. In fact, because he is love, he desires to be intimate with us forever. He longs for us to respond with intimacy, so that we can know and love him fully.
And when we’re restored to that place of intimacy, we’ll choose him in everything we are.