For God so loved the world

John 3:16, “For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believe in him shall not perish but have eternal life.”

God’s love surrounds us with immeasurable layers, we might think that we have begun to comprehend his love by delving deeper into his great works, but upon peeling one layer off we find that we still remain clueless about the depth of his love as we witness another expression of his divine love unfolds itself in an unimaginable way.

God loves us in ways that go beyond our own way of defining love.  His ways are higher and above our ways and although we try to understand them, we can never comprehend them fully. Sometimes, God’s love brings joy and happiness in our lives when we see him answering our prayers and responding in our time of need;  Other times, It fills us with pain and restlessness when the expression of God’s love doesn’t align with our own expectations. God has a deeper purpose behind choosing the way he expresses his love. We cannot judge the length and breadth of God’s love by meditating on the outward expression of his love. We may or may not grasp the fullness of his love but we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him. (Rom. 8:28)

God, who has woven different segments together to give us life, looks at our life as a whole. He pours down his love in such a way that remains obscure until we begin to join the individual pieces together. We tend to judge God’s love by the success ratio of each piece, and conclude that the areas where we have failed or haven’t made progress are devoid of God’s love. But upon looking back we realize that what happened was happened for a reason and what didn’t happen was to protect us from an unknown disaster.

God’s love is immeasurable. It  reaches down from heaven to earth bringing down divine blessings that enable us to know more about him. The more we know about our father, the more we know about ourselves. People tend to sought ways to know themselves better by getting alienated from the knowledge of God, but this endeavour results in failure. How can a part know itself better by running away from the whole. The best way to know ourselves is to see through the light of God, believing that we are in him and he makes us whole.

How can we see ourselves in the light of God who is invisible? Who can tell us about God the father? Isn’t it the one who came down from God as his son – Jesus Christ. He lived among us with the fullness of God and man. Went through all possible trials and temptations but remained sinless, healed and resurrected people by his God-given power but remained humble. Died for the salvation of human kind as authored by God, Resurrected the third day to bring us hope for eternal life and the assurance that those who have accepted him by faith are more than victorious in every situation. God has indeed destroyed the wall of separation between heaven and earth by sending His son Jesus.

Col. 1: 15-20, “He is the image of invisible God, the firstborn over all creation. For by him all things were created; things in heaven and on earth , visible and invisible, whether thrones or powers or rulers or authorities; all things were created by him and for him. He is before all things, and in Him all things hold together. And He is the head of the body, the Church, he is the beginning and the firstborn from among the dead, so that in everything he might have the supremacy. For God was pleased to have all His fullness dwell in him and through him to reconcile to himself all things, whether things on earth or things in heaven, by making peace through the blood, shed from the cross.”

Jesus has fulfilled the purpose behind God’s plan to bring salvation to humankind. Salvation is free and is independent of our good works. Blessed are those who ponder on God’s plan and receive the salvation by believing in Christ.