Sometimes the greatest truth
can be best expressed in the simplest way. For example, the saying, “My God is
so high you can’t get over him.” That’s pretty high.
The Bible also tells us that
God has no beginning and has no end. I can’t begin to perceive that. Can you?
There is no analogy I can come up with that makes it totally clear.
Another thing the Bible
tells us is that God is love. Not that love is just one of his many attributes,
but that he is love. All that God is and does is love!
In other words, when God
creates, he creates in love. And also, it’s for us to know that when God
judges, he judges in love.
We’re not used to that kind
of love. Maybe that’s because most of us put limits on our love, restricting it
just to those who love us. We usually want something in return for the things
we give, but God isn’t like that. He loves us even when we don’t love him.
God’s love is expressed
through his grace. No matter how well behaved we try to be, none of us deserve
God’s favor. And yet God loves us anyway, and nothing we have done, or can do
will take us beyond his loving reach.
The apostle John wrote these
“My sheep listen to my voice; I know them,
and they follow me. I give them eternal
life, and they shall never perish; no one will snatch
them out of my hand. My Father, who has
given them to me, is greater than all; no one can snatch them out of my
Father’s hand. I and the Father are
one.” (John 10:27-30 NIV)
That’s a love “so high you can’t get over it.” Or around it. Or
away from it.
Joseph Tkach – Speaking of LIFE.