“In this the love of God was manifested toward us, that God has sent His only begotten Son into the world, that we might live through Him.” ~I JOHN 4:9
I had the pleasure of reading an Instagram post by Jenna Kutcher talking about the glorious moment of giving birth to her new little girl, Conley Kutcher. What struck me was her poignant honesty, the questions that were on her heart concerning motherhood, love-at-first-sight, the revelation of being a mother, all of it.
As I read her words and felt my eyes prick with tears of joy for her and the longing of my own heart for the blessing of sharing in a moment like hers, was the truth of how the God of all creation loves us.
He loves us without question. He loves us in our mess. He loves us even when we are not only hateful to others but to Him. He loves us.
There is an instant love that He has for us, an unwavering love, an unconditional love. The Love that Christ Jesus has for us cannot be expressed in words. It reminds me of a song by Commissioned called, “They Must Know.”
In the chorus of the song, there is somewhat of a call and response that goes, “He loves you. Oh, how it feels to be loved. Then explain it. I can’t explain, they must know.”
“But God demonstrates His own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us.” ~ROMANS 5:8
There is no possible way to explain how our Daddy God loves each and every one of us and simply wants us to receive that love. The only word that comes to mind is Jesus.
His very Name, the Person of Him, His beauty, is truly the love of God. And it can only be experienced on a personal and individual level. ( I JOHN 4:8)
The moment a new mother and father receive their perfect, dirty, conehead, waling, little baby into their arms for the first time, that love that goes beyond words is how Christ Jesus loves us, instantly and without reservation. That fierceness new parents have to care for and sacrifice all for their child, doesn’t even come close to the Lion of Judah’s fierceness to protect and care of each of us.
He proved that love over 2000 years ago when He took on flesh, was born with the purpose to die for the ones that He loves.
This is the story of Christmas. This is love. The Truest and Purest of Light devouring the darkness once and for all.
~Poeima, Poetry in Motion