Love that Surpasses

Valentine’s Day causes people to think of people they love. Sometimes it is love between good friends. Sometimes it is love in a family. It is also a good time for us to think about God’s love. People send Valentine’s Cards to express friendship and love. God sends us His word to tell us about his love.

God’s love is so great that He tells us about it in many different ways. The prophets told us about his love. For instance, in the Book of Jeremiah it says that God love is “from everlasting to everlasting.” In the Book of Psalms it says over and over that “His love endures forever.” Most clearly do we see God’s love at the cross. God could not speak more loudly than He did at the cross. “For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son.”

In the New Testament much is said about God’s love. It says this about the nature of God. “God is love.” Paul wrote that nothing can separate us from God’s love. He lists many things that might trouble us greatly but he says that none of these things such as tribulation, or distress can separate us. Nothing present or future, nothing seen or unseen can separate us.

What should be our response to this kind of love? We should receive the One who loves us unconditionally, eternally, personally. We should rejoice in the One who floods us with such love. We should follow faithfully the One whose love has no end. We should share the good news about the One whose love is so inviting.

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