Love – A Different Perspective

I was reading today. The content was about love, God’s love. Then, this thought ran through my mind. God was and will always be about love. God’s love is plain and simple. The Father loves His Son, Jesus. The Father loves the Holy Spirit, the third person of the Trinity. The Father is all about love. Genuine love. Spiritual love. Real love. The kind of love that is beyond man’s ability to understand. 

I can only understand human love, most of the time. Not all the time. I love my wife, children, and grandchildren, but that love is human, not divine. My love has limits. God’s love is deeper and broader—past man’s ability to grasp. 

God’s love is about giving. Sharing. Even when it is not recognized or appreciated. His sincerity is real and available for all humanity to accept. If only we would. What keeps us from doing so? I suppose there are many reasons. It seems like ignorance is the main reason. That is a harsh word, but valid.

Many people do not realize that God love them. He loves them on a personal basis for who they are and who they can become. God, the Father, sees potential. He sees what could be if only they would look to Him. 

Here’s the problem. So many people do not know Him as Father. They are His children, but they do not recognize Him as an affectionate, loving Father. His own family here on earth does not always appreciate His affection. The foundation of this dilemma may have its roots in our upbringing.

Our own family may not have been genuinely loving, at least not outwardly. Maybe because of these roots, we do not know how to verbalize or show our feelings. The sad thing is our example is contagious. Maybe learned would be a better way of saying it. Most of us learn by example. It does not make any difference in the model, whether it is good or bad. It is still the example we implement. It’s not until later, we may learn better ways.

The same principle works with God because He loves us. He wants what is best for us. Sometimes, the Lord will use undesired measures to correct us, but He still loves us. 

Learning love can also be significantly enhanced by reading examples of God’s love in the Bible. Whenever God’s people are rewarded here on this earth, you see the love in action. When you see disobedience and His disciplining hand, it is still love in action. If you are a parent, you punish your children for bad behavior, especially when they disobey your instructions. Their attitude against your established principles is a form of rebellion. As a parent, you still love your child even when you discipline them.

He loved us before Adam’s creation; even thousands of years before you came into being. God loved you. God has always loved you as He loves you today.

Do YOU love Him today? Do YOUR actions say so?