May 16, 2019
Crash into His Love
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 4:10 NLT
Have you ever had a toddler crash into your arms at full force? They’re just so happy to see you that they run to you with all their might. Such a flood of emotions hit you when that happens – excitement, surprise, joy and love. It’s like a giant bubble of wonderful feelings, bursting as you make contact with that little child. Chaos washes away and the world stands still for just a moment.
When we love one another, God, who is love, reveals Himself to us and to others through us. “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 4:10). Love is the reason God creates. Love is why He cares. Love is the purpose God chose to reconcile us to Himself through Jesus.
There is no love that compares to His love for us, but we have glimpses, like the unconditional love of a small child that demonstrate His unconditional, overwhelming love. Those images remind us of His love. When we run to Him with everything we have, we crash into a love unlike no other. We explode into His presence and experience His love, His joy, His peace.
Today’s One Thing
In what ways have you embraced God in the past week? Take some time to crash into Him today.