Let's begin with God

GOD IS LOVE

The general tendency of people to comment when somebody suffers or dies or goes through a problem is like this, “S/he does this that’s why s/he is suffering this or that.”

But God’s perspective is not like of human’s or it is not always like that as we think.

Let’s take a simple example of a family with two sons. One son is very obedient and another son is very naughty. Can you guarantee that a father loves his good son more than his naughty son? The truth is the father loves both his sons even when he punishes and harsh with the naughty son of his. But still a father or mother can be partial in showing her/his love towards his/her children. I have plenty of examples around me of such parents. But God’s love is not influenced by anything that we do or by anyone or any situation.

Today we live in such a world where love is so adulterated. If we see we find only broken relationships all around us. Pure love is so much needed to start the healing process of all these brokenness. And God’s love in this context makes the difference.

God’s love has THREE major characteristics which will explain it clearly: 

  1. God‘s Love is Eternal: As God is unchanging His love also never changes. His unfailing love never ceases. It is eternal as He is an eternal.

Neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor things present and threatening, nor things to come, nor powers, nor height, nor depth, nor any other created thing, will be able to separate us from the unlimited love of God. 

  1. God‘s Love is Unconditional: I always wonder how God has been so loving and shows His cares and mercy unconditionally even if I go against His precepts.

God always makes His sun rise on those who are evil and on those who are good, and makes the rain fall on the righteous and the unrighteous.

  1. God‘s Love is gives Freedom: God’s love brings freedom to the people who trusts and accepts in His saving act as an expression of His love towards us.

During the character study of God training program I remember one passage which I would like to quote here:

Not only are you set free from the consequences of all your sins: past, present, and future, but you are also set free from the present power of sin in your life. The temptation to be irritable, impatient, angry, or self-indulgent no longer controls you.

There was a song which I love always to sing… I would like to quote here as well which describes how powerful is God’s love…

I was sinking deep in sin,
Far from the peaceful shore,
Very deeply stained within,
Sinking to rise no more.
But the Master of the sea

Heard my despairing cry,
From the waters lifted me.
Now safe am I.

Love lifted me! Love lifted me!
When nothing else could help,
Love lifted me.
Love lifted me! Love lifted me!
When nothing else could help
Love lifted me.

God’s love also sets us free from fear. Fear of literally everything. Imagine of a person who loves you and this same person has all knowledge to know exactly what is best for you, and all power to allow only what is best to happen in your life. Will you be afraid him? NO. God is exactly like that.

There is no fear in love, dread does not exist. But perfect, complete, full-grown love drives out fear, because fear involves the expectation of divine punishment, so the one who is afraid of God’s judgment is not perfected in love and has not grown into a sufficient understanding of God’s love.

God formed this beautiful universe in love. He wanted to have that loving relationship with the mankind and thus He created them in His own image and given all authority over this earth on everything that He created for them only. It is true that the evil one and sin have distorted everything that He planned and brought God’s justice in action but His love has always made sure that He save and rescue His created human-being from the eternal punishment.  It is not that we love Him first but God loved us first because He is love.

Friends, trust in His love and accept Him in your life to stay safe not only in this world but for eternity.

Stay Blessed!!! 

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1 thought on “GOD IS LOVE”

  1. Love is indeed the most powerful in the whole world. It hurts me that how this word “love” is also the most misused word in this world.

    Thanks for writing this, Chiradeep.

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