Sunday, May 19, 2013

Love is a wondrous thing but love has nothing to do with liking, in family, friends or neighbors.....

I can't imagine of a child or person that has never heard of the Lord being taught any verse in the Bible before they are taught...

 John 3:16. For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.

Imagine a love so broad scoping that you would send your one and only son to perish for all of man kind.  I truly can not wrap my mind around that kind of love.  I, like most Christians, spend my life time trying to truly understand the love of God.  God is love and maybe that is the answer, that any true act of love is God manifested.  Love can not live in any form with out that it is from God.  Love in it's purity is the embodiment of God in us.  That being said it is something we will truly never understand in this life time.

Love is not liking.  God loves all of mankind,  he proves it over and over again.  He sent all of mankind his son, he is long suffering in his love for mankind and awaits their acceptance of  his gift of his son, he has wait generation of peoples life times allowing us to come to him.  We know he loves us.  We also know that though he loves us he doesn't always like the doings of his creations.  Sometimes one of his creation becomes so evil and such an abomination to him that he slays his own loved creation.  Numerous scripture show where he slays a human that was an abomination.  I will not list all the scriptures of God doing this but one that comes to mind is  Genesis 38 3-10.  We later learn that when God considers something an abomination he is brought to hating his creation and that is when he finally knows they are a lost cause finally destroying the abomination he has created so it does not infect, so to speak, his other creations, kind of like a bad apple in a barrel.

God created us in his own image,

Genesis 1:27   So God created man in his own image, in the image of God created he him; male and female created he them

I think that we are more than his imagine in appearance, I think we made us in his image in many ways.  I think that he gave us the ability to love our fellow mankind in a way that has nothing to do with liking them.  I don't think that love is ever really about liking.  Love is the expression of love in our lives.  If God is love, love is the manifestation of God in us.  God loves all of mankind and God in us is our love of mankind.   Have you ever seen a small child with people.  They look at people and see only love.  They smile at people with innocence and love shining from their eyes.  The nearest thing to God is a child, is such a true statement, just watch one.  We are told that we need to be as a child

Matthew 29:14 But Jesus said, Suffer little children, and forbid them not, to come unto me: for of such is the kingdom of heaven

Clearly we are to be as a child and that the kingdom of God is.  We are also reborn as children of God, aren't children the images of their parent?  A child is a copy, or near image of their father, we are the image of God.

We as people love as God in our soul.  We also see the evil and abominations in our lives, we are not to like that and should hate that.  Liking is something we do as people it is different from the love that God has given us.  We love mankind, we love our families, we love our enemies and we love our neighbors.  We are never asked to like any of them.  God allows us our lives to life, we can and do like where we want.  It never once says in the Bible God liked that person.  God does not lower himself to the act of liking.  He is so much more than the act of liking, he is much more a being of loving. He leaves the earthly emotion of liking to us and only embraces the heavenly, eternal act of loving.......

God so love you, yes, you the person reading this simple blog, that he gave you his son's life, if you believe that you can and will have eternal life with him in heaven.....tomorrow.

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