Tell the World

Tell the world God loves them. Simply speak that to all who will listen. They are fearfully and wonderfully made in His image, a natural expression of His love. I can hear God saying, “How could I not love them? How could I not passionately desire to express my love for them? Today I am desperately and passionately in love with them. Today I pour out my love for them.”

It’s not about sinners at the hands of an angry God, but sinners at the hand of a loving God. That is what David understood when he chose to fall into God’s hands after he sinned in numbering the people. He knew he was safer in the hands of God than in the hands of man, or of nature, for he knew that God was merciful.

Now, we have a better covenant, one that promises us that God loves us, each and every one of us, and desires only the best for us. Not just believers but sinners as well for we are told:

“In this the love of God was manifested toward us, that God has sent His only begotten Son into the world, that we might live through Him. In this is love, not that we loved God, but that He loved us and sent His Son to be the propitiation for our sins. Beloved, if God so loved us, we also ought to love one another.” (1 John 4:9-11)
Once again it all comes back to one word, Love. How do we show the Love of God to a lost and hurting world? We love them. How do we touch peoples lives? With God’s Love flowing through these earthen vessels. How do we impact our community? With His Love.
How do we get that love? Simply put, spending time with Him. Therein lies a bit of a paradox. We receive His love as we spend time with Him. True Love, God’s Love, comes out of intimacy with the God who IS Love:
He who does not love does not know God, for God is love.” (1 Johnn 4:8)
So we are called to both go and do, doing the works that He did, showing forth His love, and to come and be, resting in His presence, gazing at His face, and in the resting and gazing allowing us to be transformed into His image, and filled with His love.
And we have known and believed the love that God has for us. God is love, and he who abides in love abides in God, and God in him. (1 John 4:16)
Go with God.
Kevin 12/5/09

About hisfool

I am a pilgrim on a journey, one which I pray leads to the day when I stand before the throne of God and hear "Well Done!" Along the way I have encountered good times and bad, been wounded and healed, fallen only to rise again. It does not make me any better, but perhaps, it makes me a little wiser and I pray a little more compassionate.
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2 Responses to Tell the World

  1. 37stories says:

    I was trying to understand God’s love and why did He create mankind. I began to imagine God with an unquenchable desire to share His love before mankind was created. Mankind may have been created out of God’s unfathomable love and His desire for others to experience it.

  2. hisfool says:

    I’m not sure it is even possible to fully understand the depths of His love, for it is so far beyond our human capacity to love. As you observed it is unquenchable. It knows no limits or bounds. It defines His very being, and because we were created in love, for love, when we remain in Him it defines our being as well.

    The Word tells us that He knew us and loved us from before the beginning of time. It is because of His love for us, poured out in the the form of His Blood on the Cross, that we can come boldly before the throne of grace. His love holds the universe together, His love adopts us as heirs, kings and priests. All we have, all we are, even the air we breath flows from His Love.

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