He First Loved Us – 1 John 4:19


1 John 4:19 – We love him, because he first loved us.

While God’s nature is certainly beyond our full understanding, there are some aspects that we can grasp, because we are made in His image.  Having a mind and body as well as a spirit, we can relate to the Lord God for He is revealed in Three Persons, Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.  These three know love as well as other aspects of what we commonly consider human emotions such as anger, sadness, happiness, etc.  However, if we are created in God’s image, then we gained the ability to express feelings due to our Creator’s work not our own.    

When Jesus was born in Bethlehem, our understanding of God grew so much that many cannot accept it.  Indeed His ways have proven higher than our ways.  How could God be born?  Furthermore, who among us would give our only begotten child for sinful men?  Yet, Jesus was conceived by the Holy Spirit miraculously for just this purpose.

I suppose we may never fully comprehend why God loved us our sins, but the love we have for one another is start.  May the Lord bless you this week to love as He loved, and love Him back just as hard as you can. Children love without understanding why.

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