"As the Father has loved me, so have I loved you.
Now remain in my love."
When we know how the Father has loved the Son, we then know of Jesus’ love for us. The very love communicated between God the Father and God the Son is the stunning love that Jesus extends to us. It is hard to grasp a love of such magnitude, yet this is what we are the recipients of. Meditate on it using the words of contemporary hymn writer Stuart Townend in a portion of his song,
“How Deep the Father’s Love for Us” (1995).
How deep the Father’s love for us,/How vast beyond all measure/That He should give His only Son/To make a wretch His treasure.
I will not boast in anything/No gifts, no power, no wisdom/But I will boast in Jesus Christ/His death and resurrection.
Why should I gain from His reward?/I cannot give an answer/But this I know with all my heart/His wounds have paid my ransom.
Jesus asks us to abide in His love. Many an earthly father has given a child a shadow of that unselfish, amazing love. Some certainly have not, and to all of those children, Christ beckons you to rest in His perfect love.
1 John 4:7-12
THE WORLD AROUND US IS DESPERATE TO KNOW A TOTALLY UNCONDITIONAL LOVE. YOU KNOW THE TRUTH OF WHERE IT IS FOUND... IN JESUS CHRIST!
Bible In A Year
- Deuteronomy 9-10
- Psalm 84
- Acts 7