Friday March 18
The Unfathomable Love of God - Romans 8:32 (NIV)
“He who did not spare his own Son, but gave him up for us all—how will he not also, along with him, graciously give us all things?”
We have two natures. One born of sin as a result of our connection with our earthly parents, Adam and Eve. It is earthly, it is flawed, and it will die. Then there is our Divine connection with God, who because of the sending of Jesus, means we are eternal. We take on an eternal nature because God in Christ has reconciled us to Himself.
This is so profound. How is it that God would love us so much that He would send His Son to die a horrific death on the cross? And why would He do this while knowing from before the foundations of the world that we would reject Him?
That, however, is Divine love. That is how God commends His love towards us even while we reject, spite and ignore Him. And so the question is, “How will He not, with Jesus, freely give us all things?” God’s graciousness ever abounds to every one of us no matter our life circumstances, no matter how we feel or whatever may be our current state. The evidence is in what He has done in sacrificing Jesus for us.
While this unfathomable love of God is beyond our human comprehension, we can find comfort and assurance knowing that God intends good for us and freely offers to meet our temporal and eternal needs.
If God so loves us, may we in turn, through His grace manifest in our lives, demonstrate that same love to our neighbor and even those who may despitefully use us. This kind of love is unnatural, unusual, and unfathomable. It is a reflection of the Divine.
Gracious Heavenly Father,
We give You thanks and praise for sending Your Son Jesus to save us. Grant us the confident assurance that through Him You will freely provide all that we need so that we might in turn love others as You love us.
In Jesus Name, Amen.
Rev. Dr. Don Johnson - Executive Director