Mothers for Prodigals

Sunday, February 23, 2014

Perfect Love

A the snow! I gasped delightfully with surprise. And it’s Valentine’s Day. I grinned on the inside and outside after stumbling upon this little wonder on our deck. My husband explained how he made those prints the night of February 13, but then our dog messed it up after running through it. The nighttime temperature solidified in ice the imperfect yet beautiful heart, and I still felt loved.

Considering my husband’s work of art brought to mind my imperfect love for God. Do I love Him with my whole heart? What other loves distract me from loving God? Does He forgive my imperfection?

No, I don’t always love Him completely and yes, He forgives me because no matter what I do, He still loves me. Perfection covers imperfection—hallelujah! Thank you, God, for forgiving my imperfect love for you. Thank you, Jesus, for covering over my many sins. Help me love you with my whole heart. Give me an undivided heart!

“For God loved the world so much that he gave his one and only Son, so that everyone who believes in him will not perish but have eternal life. God sent his Son into the world not to judge the world, but to save the world through him. John 3:16-17 (NLT)
See how very much our Father loves us, for he calls us his children, and that is what we are! But the people who belong to this world don’t recognize that we are God’s children because they don’t know him. 1 John 3:1 (NLT)
...and that the Messiah may dwell in your hearts through faith. I pray that you, being rooted and firmly established in love, may be able to comprehend with all the saints what is the length and width, height and depth of God’s love, and to know the Messiah’s love that surpasses knowledge, so you may be filled with all the fullness of God. Ephesians 3:17-19 (HCSB)

But God is so rich in mercy, and he loved us so much, that even though we were dead because of our sins, he gave us life when he raised Christ from the dead. (It is only by God’s grace that you have been saved!) Ephesians 2:4-5 (NLT)
God showed how much he loved us by sending his one and only Son into the world so that we might have eternal life through him. This is real love—not that we loved God, but that he loved us and sent his Son as a sacrifice to take away our sins. 1 John 4:9-10 (NLT)

May the grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, the love of God, and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit be with you all. 2 Corinthians 13:14 (NLT)

No comments:

Post a Comment