Can you Measure God’s Love?
27 March 2019 | By Aakanksha Solanki
L-O-V-E. That’s a huge word. Let’s talk about worldly love for a minute. What would you do for the person you love? A teenager would bunk college or an adult would call in sick at work just to be with the one he or she loves. There’s so much of preparation that goes in just to find the time and spend those precious moments with the one you love. You read, find and discover a 101 (may be more!) manuals to do whatever it takes for nothing to go wrong. One might even spend hours and money just to look perfect or plan a surprise or buy the perfect gift to see the one you love happy.
But have you wondered why do we do all this?
It’s because we all need love; we need someone to acknowledge that all our effort is not wasted. It is amazing how we put all of everything we have to make sure the person we love is happy and content.
But then there’s Godly Love! In fact, Jesus is Love!
There is not even the tiniest doubt of Him not loving you back. We are His children, hence there is absolutely nothing that can stop Him from loving us back (1 John 3:1). In return He expects nothing; indeed it’s just the one word NOTHING. His love is not based on feelings and emotions like the worldly love, but His love for us is agape.
Even if you fail or mess it up He will never leave you, because it is just not God’s character (Deuteronomy 31:6). He will come running at the thought of you being sad. His love is inseparable. Neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord (Romans 8:38-39).
You need not present yourself in an appropriate manner because… He just loves you exactly the way you are! He does not love you because you are perfect, He loves you with all those imperfections (Romans 5:7-8). He gives His whole heart and not piece by piece. He just gives it all! You don’t have to work overtime to achieve His love. There isn’t a thing called, “You need to be prettier or slimmer or smarter”, “Be wrinkle free or be acne free” for Him.
Unlike humans, there is no hidden agenda behind His love. There are no stipulations attached to it because His love is not selfish. His love is pure and selfless; so much that he gave up everything he had just to see you smile and call him “Daddy”, “Abba”, “Father”! (John 3:16)
He loved you despite the number of times you have hurt Him. He still loves you because He is not cruel but He is kindhearted. You break His heart by doing things and acting in ways that do not please Him; yet He keeps a not a note of things that hurt Him and always keeps you out of trouble because He knows what breaks your heart. No matter what you do He will keep coming back for you because that is the kind of love He offers to you.
Yet we still have the same questions every time something comes up. Where are you God?? Are you listening to our cries?
Let me remind you today even as you read this – Jesus knows and feels all you go through, but it’s our lack of faith; that keeps us away from receiving our miracles. Do not make the mistake of thinking He doesn’t hear your cry, but have no doubt that He listens every time we call out to Him. Just remember “He is Emmanuel”; He is always with you and listens to everything you say and watches everything you do. (Hebrews 4:15-16)
Because He Loves you.