For I am persuaded that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor powers, nor things present, nor things to come, nor height, nor depth, nor any other creature, shall be able to separate us from the love of God which is in Christ Jesus our Lord (Rom 8:38-39)~ God tirelessly pursues us- He loves us more than we are even capable of loving ourselves. He loves us with a ‘despite’, ‘in-spite-of’, ‘regardless-of’, ‘even-if’, and ‘although’ kind of love. His love for us is unconquerable by any external force.
We are pursued by a love so ferocious, so all-encompassing, that it cannot be quelled by our repeated blunders and obnoxious errors. No, it’s not because we’re so beautiful that our divine lover has become intoxicated beyond reason. No, it’s not because we are good most of the time, and so our sporadic mistakes can be easily overlooked. And it’s certainly not because we are so needed that He would rather keep us around than lose us. Far from it! Rather, it’s because of HIM! It’s because HE first loved us (1 John 4:19). Yes, we are loved unreasonably, unconditionally, unequivocally, supernaturally by a God who looks deep beyond our flawed-ness and sees the love of His life, the apple of His eye.
David’s words ring loudly in my ear as he inquired of God, “What is man that You are mindful of him? And the son of man that You visit him?” (Psalm 8:4). Indeed, and because He loves us, He continually forgives us. For though our sins are mountainous in light of His purity, His love for us is bigger and the covenant He has forged with our souls is more potent.
Today, receive the unmerited love of God that tirelessly pursues you. Allow it to permeate your being and transform you into the spotless bride of Christ. Accept His proposal of love, even in the midst of your situation, even if you feel unworthy; accept His hand! My friend, God wants you to know, understand and believe…that you are the love of His life – even knowing that you would be unfaithful to Him from the start – He promises to be faithful to you for all of your days! But God demonstrates His own love toward us, in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us (Rom 5:8).