God’s love for us is a love that we can hardly even
comprehend. Paul describes it as “a love that surpasses
knowledge” in Ephesians 3:19. We often describe it as a love
similar to a parent’s love for a child or the love from a family
member. Unconditional; right? Sometimes a parent’s love or
love from our family can often not live up to our expectations and leave us feeling unloved. If that’s the case, you may find it hard to believe that your Heavenly Father’s love could be much different. Or you may have been lucky enough to have had the best love experience from your parents and family as you can imagine. If so, it may be hard to imagine that God’s love could be much better than that. But God’s love IS so much more than what we can even imagine!
God’s love is so much different than the World’s view of love. God sent us Jesus to be the King of Kings and to be the Savior of the world, but he was born in a manger?! That must have been Plan B, right? Or maybe Plan C… No, that was Plan A, God’s perfect plan! God is the perfect teacher, and the location of His Son’s birth was meant to teach us about the character of God and His Kingdom. “For God loved the world in this way: He gave his One and Only Son, so that everyone who believes in Him will not perish but have eternal life. For God did not send His Son into the world that He might condemn the world, but that the world might be saved
through Him. Anyone who believes in Him is not condemned but anyone who does not believe is already condemned because he has not believed in the name of the One and Only Son of God.” John 3:16-18
If you have not felt the love of God, I pray that you
experience His love this Christmas in a new and glorious way.
“For this reason I kneel before the Father from whom every family in Heaven and on Earth is named. I pray that He may grant you, according to the riches of His glory, to be strengthened with power in the inner man through His Spirit, and that the Messiah may dwell in your hearts through faith. I pray that you, being rooted and firmly established in love, may be able to comprehend with all the saints what is the length and width, height and depth of God’s love, and to know the Messiah’s love that surpasses knowledge, so you may be
filled with all the fullness of God.” Ephesians 3:14-19