Monday, March 15, 2010

Epiphany - God's Unfailing Love

Praise You God of Earth and sky
How beautiful is Your unfailing love
Unfailing love
I love how songs can speak God's words of truth...

I had this *click* moment when I was thinking about various verses I've been reading, and also trying to piece together the idea of God's love and grace (how they fit together), and these words from a song came to my mind. It just clicked.... God's unfailing sacrificial love. Pure and perfect love. True love. How?

Every time when we sin, we rebel against God, we are unholy, unrighteous and dirty scum in His holy presence. We don't deserve to to be anywhere near Him. Every time we sin we should be removed from God's sight, unworthy to be in His presence.

But God's love allows us to come to His presence, and to even have a personal relationship with Him! His love is not limited to how many times we sin and rebel against God, but is unfailing, is eternal, is unconditional.

God's love is demonstrated through grace in salvation - an undeserved act of saving us from our sins through the once-for-all death of Jesus. His death allows us to instead be holy, righteous and pure before God, if we believe in this once-for-all death of Jesus taking away our sins.

What greater love is there, than God's unfailing love? A love that is totally sacrificial, completely unconditional, never failing. A love that never gives up, however sinful, stupid, and worldly we may tend to be. A love that sent the Son of God, Jesus Christ, to the cross for me.

Soli Deo Gloria

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