This is something that I hadn't touched on in detail in my own walk, until recently.
I've been studying the Sermon on the Mount the past few weeks, numerous times I've sat there and realized that the Sermon on the Mount is one of the biggest expressions of love. Even though parts of the Sermon on the Mount can be hard to swallow at times. (Loving your enemies, anyone?)
He loves us so much that He didn't want to be apart from us, ever.
He thinks you're lovely and wonderful.
He loves to show you mercy. (Micah. 7:18)
He cares about us so much He tells us not to worry. . .
But seek first the kingdom of God and his righteousness, and all these things will be added to you. “Therefore do not be anxious about tomorrow, for tomorrow will be anxious for itself. Sufficient for the day is its own trouble. (Matthew 6:33-34 NLT)
Though things in this world will pass away and fade, love remains. Always.
I can't even begin to wrap my mind around the vastness of the love that Jesus has for me.
Consistent, steadfast, never-ending love.
We were created in the image of a loving God.
As lovers of Jesus, we've been called to love.
I've decided that I want to leave a legacy of love, I want to stand before Jesus one day and know with 100% certainty that I loved. . . all because He loved me first.
". . . Once believed that love was romance, just a chance.
I even thought that love was for the lucky and the beautiful.
I once believed that love was a momentary bliss, but love is more than this.
All You ever wanted was my attention.
All You ever wanted was love from me.
All You ever wanted was my affections to sit here at Your feet. . . "