Oh Great Love
What a great and magnificent love has come our way.
The pervading darkness could not withstand His boundless and immense desire to know us.
The emptiness of the wondrous void was not enough to prevent His love.
The effort to create an entire universe was insufficient to deter His all-encompassing passion to share His affections with us, humanity – His creation.
So determined was He for our wellbeing that He created and brought forth a healthy balance for our existence and harnessed every element for billions of lightyears in every direction just so He could create light and divide the darkness and meet our needs.
He established and bound gravity to His will that it should meet universal requirements and then formed the stars and planets and moons and nebulae in all the universe just so He could bring all matter under His authority and subjection specifically to serve His desire in birthing and bringing forth His Children into this, His magnificent universe.
In order to establish these things our Creator set laws in motion to govern the molecules, to pour forth the waters to bring about the rains and spew the magma from the bowels of our planet and thus yield a cycle of life and death – happiness and sorrow – good and evil – beginning and end that we might be shaped and formed into the very individuals which would one day be called the Children of the Living God.
Then this God of great and enduring love sent men and women to establish a written Word so we might know Him and love Him.
If this were not enough, He then brought forth a Son created from His own essence so that He, His Son, might give His life to transform us into literal sons and daughters of God.
What a great and magnificent love has come our way!
As Romans 8:35-39 tells us (paraphrased):
Who can separate us from the love of this wonderful Christ?
Neither tribulation nor distress nor persecution or famine; nakedness or peril and certainly not any threat to life can separate us from the love of our God.
We are more than conquerors and overcomers through Christ who loves us so much He died that we might live.
And we know – that’s right, we know…
That neither death nor life, nor angels nor principalities nor powers, nor things present nor things to come, and not even great height or depth, nor any other created thing, will be able to separate us from the love of our God which is found in the blessed expression and existence of our Lord and Savior Christ Jesus.
Then I say, let-not the “Beast” or his “Image” or his “Mark” come between us and such great love!