In this chapter I would like to express about the unfailing love of God. So to begin with what is Love? What sorts of Love are there? What’s the difference between God’s love and human love? Let’s have a look into details.
In this world we can find various types of loves. When a child is born to the world, he or she is loved by the parents, then the siblings, then the relatives, then as the child grows up as he or she lives in the society the society loves the person and when the person finally marry someone, the spouse loves the person and again the cycle starts again. But above all there is a loving father in heaven who looks down to you each and every moment of your life, regardless of who all are with you and not. And that’s God’s love.
I said in the first chapter we have no control on anything about our birth when to be born, what family, what place to be born or anything but it’s all God’s plan and accordingly we are born into this world. The love of our parents especially the mother’s love is considered one of the greatest thing in the world. It’s a common experience even when the child is in a far away place maybe studies or jobs etc but when the child faces a difficulty the mother of the child starts saying my child is in trouble the same time. They don’t even know the situation what their child faces but they know there child needs their help! Such great and pure is mother’s love. Parents they love there children than anyone in the world. They even sacrifice themselves for their children.
Second in line is the siblings of the child. The brotherly and sisterly love is again another pure and wonderful form of love that we can find in the world. They have great influences in growing and forming up the child.
The relatives and friends of the family comes next and when the child grows up to go to school the teachers and the classmates will have love
But as the child grows up you can see the nature of love also starts changing. When the child is born he/ she is very innocent that regardless of whoever the child loves anyone who the child sees. But as the child grows up, slowly by seeing and understanding the world, the nature of love changes to person to person.
Finally when the person finds the spouse he/she starts loving that person very well and then it continues to the children “That is why a man leaves his father and mother and is united to his wife, and they become one flesh. (Genesis 2:24 NIV)”
I have outlined what all sorts of love what we can see in this world and also proved how the intensity of love changes as the time goes by. The first love, the parent’s love is considered the highest in this world. But what then is God’s love?
“Can a mother forget the baby at her breast and have no compassion on the child she has borne? Though she may forget, I will not forget you! See, I have engraved you on the palms of my hands; your walls are ever before me. (Isaiah 49:15, 16 NIV).” God’s love is far far greater than mother’s love which is considered the greatest love in the world! Even if a mother forgets her baby. God will not forget you, for he has engraved you in the palm oh His hands! Oh what a wonderful love is it?
When we come to the book of Genesis there we see God created a man in His own image and likeness and he called him Adam and later when God saw he was lonely he and took out one of Adam’s ribs by giving a deep sleep and made out Eve. They were put in charge of the heavenly garden of Eden in earth and asked him to protect it and to rule over all living beings. God kept one condition not to eat the fruit of the tree of knowledge. They were very happy and lead a very happy life there and God used to come down to this earth himself every evening. But one day satan entered through a snake and told Eve if you eat the fruit of the tree of knowledge you will become as God and Eve ate the fruit and gave to Adam. They both ate and there eyes were opened and they understood they were naked and tried to make cloths out from leaves. In the evening when God came to the garden Adam and Eve couldn’t come to His presence for they knew they had sinned. But the God the creator of everything could have just slayed Adam and Eve right over there but instead God so loved them that even though they sinned understanding the need of that time God made garments out of skin and clothed them and in order not to live a sinful life forever and cannot be saved by eating the fruit of Life, God send them out of Eden. Genesis chapters 2 & 3. Hence all the mankind become sinners by birth. “for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God, (Romans 3:23 NIV).”
Now the strong bond between God and man was broken. But God loved man very much and wanted to reach back to him, since God is holy and cannot come to unholy there was no choice. But even though man did wrong before God and made this separation between man and God, God made a way of redemption from sin of all humans regardless of race, colour, creed, nations or any thing by sending His one and only son ‘Jesus Christ’ to this sinful earth in human nature and giving him as a sacrifice on the cross of Calvary by bleeding him to the very last drop of blood of His body that whoever believes in him shall have their sins, transgrations and inequities be forgiven and moreover there name be written in the book of Life and Jesus Christ will come again to gather all who believes in him!
“For God so loved the world that He gave His one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life. (John 3:16 NIV).”
“In your relationships with one another, have the same mindset as Christ Jesus: Who, being in very nature God, did not consider equality with God something to be used to His own advantage; rather, he made himself nothing by taking the very nature of a servant, being made in human likeness. And being found in appearance as a man, he humbled himself by becoming obedient to death— even death on a cross! Therefore God exalted him to the highest place and gave him the name that is above every name, that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, in heaven and on earth and under the earth, and every tongue acknowledge that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father. (Philippians 2:5-11 NIV).”
““He himself bore our sins” in His body on the cross, so that we might die to sins and live for righteousness; “by His wounds you have been healed.” (1 Peter 2:24 NIV).”
“For you know the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, that though He was rich, yet for your sake He became poor, so that you through His poverty might become rich. (2 Corinthians 8:9 NIV).”
For Jesus once said in one of His sermon there is no great Love than giving his life for his friend. “Greater love has no one than this: to lay down one’s life for one’s friends. (John 15:13 NIV).” And Jesus even though He didn’t commit any sin He bore our sins on His body and He was beaten up for our transgrations, inequity and sins and was crucified on the cross of Calvary. Now tell me is there any love greater than this? Can any of the worldly love can overcome this love? Nothing can absolutely nothing can. Such great deep love is what Jesus did to us on the cross of Calvary!
It’s a common nature in this world to do something good to people who has done something good to us or expecting them to do something good to us. But here God even when He didn’t need any of us for anything being almighty God, He so loved us that to bring us back to Him He gave His one and only son Jesus to we sinners without expecting anything back! Is there any love greater than this? Above all God the creator who knew the value of a soul is greater than anything in the whole world set up this salvation through Jesus Christ absolutely free! Can any sort of love be greater than this love what God did through Jesus? Such amazing love is what God showed to us on the cross of Calvary! And now whoever believes in him are no longer sinners but are called the children of God and Jesus is coming soon to gather His children! To have an eternal life in heaven! Oh such wonderful love God did to us! praise God!
Therefore my dear readers if you have not accepted this saviour Jesus Christ as your lord and saviour please accept him as your God and saviour. For bible says “Salvation is found in no one else, for there is no other name under heaven given to mankind by which we must be saved.” (Acts 4:12 NIV).” Therefore to accept Lord Jesus as your personal saviour you should follow this prayer loudly to confess it with your mouth in full submission of your heart, mind and soul and a decision to no longer follow the sinful life but will follow in Jesus ways whatever struggle which you may face in life. ” Lord Jesus, I accept you as my Lord and saviour of my life, I believe Jesus came to this world leaving all the heavenly glory and lived as one of us and Jesus died on the cross of Calvary for the redemption my sins. And that you conquered death and resurrected from the dead on the third day and now living in heaven and will return to gather me. I confess only Jesus can wash my sins away and so Lord Jesus I humbly cry before you please forgive my sins away and help me lead a holy life. Lord Jesus please come in my life and take full control of me. I accept you The Lord and saviour of my life and to follow your commandments in life. Lord help me to do thy will. In Jesus name. Amen. ”
“If you declare with your mouth, “Jesus is Lord,” and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved. For it is with your heart that you believe and are justified, and it is with your mouth that you profess your faith and are saved. (Romans 10:9, 10 NIV).”