Behold what manner of love the Father has bestowed on us, that we should be called children of God! 1 John 3:1
Some men have a hard time trying to figure out how to say, “I love you.” One fellow did a poorer job than most when he told his wife, “You’re just like dandruff, darling, because I just can’t get you out of my head, however hard I try!” It’s not just men. Saying, “I love you” can be a challenge for teenagers, young adults, sons, daughters, wives, and friends. We can be intimidated by the intimacy of those words.
The Lord has no such problem. In Jeremiah 31:3, He told us, “Yes, I have loved you with an everlasting love; therefore with lovingkindness I have drawn you.” The love of God is the strongest magnet ever known, the warmest blanket ever woven, and the safest region ever discovered. It’s a love beyond words, demonstrated in our Lord’s death, resurrection, ascension, and return.
In God’s love we are made complete. We are saved!
Ignoring God’s love is life’s greatest tragedy; receiving it is our greatest honor and joy.
The greatest of all motives which actuates God in the exercise of His saving grace is the satisfying of His own infinite love for those ruined by sin. Louis Sperry Chafer