Friday, February 7, 2014

The Depths of God's Love


Love is in the air with Valentine's Day fast approaching.   A time to recognize those we love. 

As much love as our human hearts can hold for those dear to us, there's a kind of love that we cannot comprehend.  That's the love that God has for you and for me.  One of his many many names is LOVE. 
 He who does not love does not know God,
for God is love.

1 John 4:8

Did you catch that last part of the verse
GOD IS LOVE
He IS love........
He defines love....
His nature is love...
His attributes are love.

God loves us so much that he sent his son Jesus to die on the cross and pay the penalty for our sin.


His love is: 

personal
never changing
no beginning or end
He knows and loves YOU individually.


So . . . Just how much DOES God love us:

He knows the number of hairs on your head
But the very hairs of your head are all numbered.
Do not fear therefore; you are of more value than many sparrows.

Luke 12:7 (NKJV)

He knows every tear you shed and stores them in a bottle
You number my wanderings;
Put my tears into Your bottle;
Are they not in Your book?

Psalm 56:8 (NKJV)


His thoughts toward you outnumber the grains of sand
How precious also are Your thoughts to me, O God!  How great is the sum of them!  If I should count them, they would be more in number than the sand;
When I awake, I am still with You.

Psalm 139:17-18 (NKJV)


As Elisabeth Elliot says: 
Remember, you are loved with an everlasting love and underneath are the everlasting arms!


The scripture graphic at the top of this post is free for personal use or sharing.  The scripture layout was designed by Karen at Papercraft Memories


7 comments:

Maxine D said...

Beautiful, thank you Abby - there are times we really need to hear those words again and again.
Blessings
Maxine

JES said...

Just beautiful Abby! Thank you for sharing some "love" today :)

Vee said...

Thank you, Abby! I snagged it for my sidebar and it does look darling there wishing readers a Happy Valentine's. It is wonderful that you create beauty for the most beautiful Word. Hope that your weekend is a blessing. (I'm supposed to be cleaning, yet find myself reading...so relaxing!)

Karen Murray said...

Beautiful, Abby! Your words and your graphics always touch my heart. Thank you for sharing.

Stephanie said...

This post brought tears to my eyes, Abby! Thinking of Christ's love for me, for the world, is truly amazing and leaves me speechless!

Thank you for sharing this. May you have a blessed day, dear friend. Hugs!

jennspeacornpopnuts.com said...

Great post! Amen!

I love your little birdies sign off ... cute!

Enjoyed my visit, Thanks, Jenn

Sü Smith said...

Thanks for another wonderful post Abby. I always love reading the scripture and messages you post. What a lovely way to ponder Valentine's day, affirming that God is love! I spent my day creating a post and lost some comments in the shuffle, so figured it would be good to visit back now that I have more time. By the way, I'm doing well! I've been feeling the Lord in my life a LOT lately and have much gratitude for this. At some point soon I'll send you an email and touch base. Huge hugs! Sü