In all honesty, there have been times in our lives
that we felt we were loved by no one, and that was probable initiated by our
lack of love for ourselves. Now if that is true of you today, then it
would be hard for you to believe that God loves you; but the Bible tells us that
while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us. So regardless how bad you
believe you are, how unlovable, or how great the sins are that you have
committed, He loved you enough to die for you, and that was an horrible
death. It is hard to describe God's love or any other of His attributes,
as the following from Tozer points out.
(Moses took us back to the beginning of all that we see, all that we call
the universe. He took us back before the stars and moon were, before space was
and before time was, and said, "In the beginning God created the heavens and the
earth" (Genesis 1:1). So Moses said that the One who calls us to Himself has a
right to do so because He antedates time, He transcends space, He fills His
universe and He is God. . . . David, in Psalm 103, showed that this God is not
only a God who makes mountains, hills, rivers and streams, who rides upon the
wings of the clouds, but He loves His people. "For as high as the heavens are
above the earth, so great is His love for those who fear Him" (v. 11). "But from
everlasting to everlasting the Lord's love is with those who fear Him, and His
righteousness with their children's children--with those who keep His covenant
and remember to obey His precepts" (vv. 17-18). David tried to impart the
incommunicable, tried to tell what cannot be told of the wonder of
As I read this, I thought of how difficult it was for David
to write about, or explain, God's love. It's not any easier, some
twenty-five hundred years later, as we can see from the old Church hymn that was
again made popular by Mercy Me.
"The love of God is greater far
than tongue or pen can ever tell
It goes beyond the highest star and reaches
to the lowest hell
The guilty pair, bowed down with care God gave His Son to
His erring child He reconciled and pardoned from his sin
"Could we with ink the ocean fill and were the skies of parchment
Were every stalk on earth a quill and every man a scribe by trade
write the love of God above would drain the ocean dry
Nor could the scroll
contain the whole though stretched from sky to sky
"O love of God, how rich and pure! How measureless and strong!
forevermore endure the saints' and angels' song"
manner of love the Father hath bestowed upon us, that we should be called the
sons of God:...." 1 John 3:1
May the One who first ever loved, bless you today!!!
Henry D. is from Southern Indiana and writes these wonderful daily devotionals to encourage those at the Dogwood Community Church located in Paoli, Indiana. Henry has graciously agreed to share these wonderful devotionals here at Without Excuse Ministries to encourage you our valued guest!