When we limit our thought or conversation to one, God’s love or two Human love, we miss some grand thoughts as well as the highest of feelings.
Two of my favorite books from my pre-Christian days were and are Les Miserables and The Hunchback of Notre Dame. I recall “sneaking” into the movie to see the Hunchback thinking it was a football story. What a surprise!
When I read today’s line, John 3:16 flooded my mind. I think you will see why.
“The greatest happiness of life is the conviction that we are loved, loved for ourselves, or rather loved in spite of ourselves.” Victor Hugo.
In love, the divine or human, we must love strong enough to grasp the lovely in spite of the things we do not understand. I read a book one time titled, Understanding the Trinity. Please, my ignorance is showing.
In our loving of God, we love Him because He loved us first, proven at Calvary. We respond to His love with the best we have, yet He understands our limitations as humans. He demonstrated this in Christ’s conversation with Peter in John 21:15-19.
When confronted with such mysteries as the triune nature of God, we see it only through a smoked glass, yet He enables our love despite our lack. He goes to great love to assure us that His love toward us covers a multitude of sins! Pity the poor spirit who trusts Jesus, yet lives in fear that He will discover a flaw, a sin if you will, and thus stop loving us, the ones for whom He gave all on Calvary. We must keep in mind that a mere grasp of His love toward us casts out the monster of fear, and thus it becomes mature.
I hope you will immerse your heart in the love God has for you in spite of…
John 3:16 "For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life.”
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