"Most people are confused, inconsistent in their actions, selfish, and self-absorbed... Good luck finding love there."He said it in an accepting tone. Sam has a big heart. He pointed out an unfortunate human condition that's important not to ignore. We must live with our eyes open. Only children rebel against reality. Fortunately, a broader grace is working in the world despite ourselves.
John 3:16 - For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.God loves us before we believe in his Son. He changes us if give him the chance. God would rather love us than change us, and in loving us, he changes us.
Thinking in terms of human strength and effort, loving the world is a daunting task. Even if mankind could muster the strength and perseverance to match God's love, we would look at the broken and decrepit objects of our task, collectively sigh, and ask "Why?" With no "why" we lose the will to persevere. "Good luck finding love there." John provides the best answer for "why" God loves us and it's not based on us.
1 John 4:16 - And we have known and believed the love that God hath to us. God is love; and he that dwelleth in love dwelleth in God, and God in him.Why does God love us? God is love.
|Photo taken by my niece, Madeline|