An Unchangeable Fact

I love God’s creation and the beauty of His handiwork that we call nature. I’ve lived in Kansas, Texas, and Colorado, and I’ve visited many other states. Each of these places has a uniqueness to its beauty.

On a recent drive through the Flint Hills, it occurred to me that I cannot change the grassiness of the grass, the cloudiness of the clouds, nor the wetness of water. I’m powerless to do so.

The same is true of God’s love for me. There is nothing I can do to change it. He doesn’t love me because I’m lovely—He loves me because “God is love (I John 4:16).”

J.B. Phillips offers an interesting translation of John’s words: “God is love, and the man whose life is lived in love does, in fact, live in God, and God does, in fact, live in him. So our love for him grows more and more, filling us with complete confidence for the day when he shall judge all men—for we realize that our life in this world is actually his life lived in us. Love contains no fear—indeed fully-developed love expels every particle of fear, for fear always contains some of the torture of feeling guilty. This means that the man who lives in fear has not yet had his love perfected. Yes, we love him because he first loved us (I John 4:16-19).”

Everything in your life can go wrong, but God will still love you. Your car may break down, you may lose your job, and your dog might bite you love, but God is still full of compassion and His love remains.

It is an unchangeable fact: God is love, and He loves you!

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