Thursday, June 24, 2010

God is Love

It is not about being saved or gaining eternal life.
It is not about being enlightened or knowing the truth.
It is not about being perfect or doing what is right.
It is not about being a believer or having the true faith.
It is not about being right or being just.
It is not about being rewarded or not punished.

It is not about being religious, faithful, or spiritual.
It is not about being an intellectual, knowledgeable, or reasonable.
It is not about being beautiful, handsome, or elegant.
It is not about being strong, tough, or resilient.

It is not about happiness, joy, or laughter.
It is not about suffering, pain, or sacrifice.
It is not about peace, hope, or satisfaction.
It is not about creativity, imagination, or art.
It is not about music, philosophy, science, time, space, ...

It is about a boy and a girl's first love, expressed in words for the first time.
It is about a young couple's first look at their new born baby.
It is about an infant's long stare at her mom as she breast feeds.
It is about a toddler's comfort holding his dad's hand.
It is about a older man and his daughter hugging.
It is about a young girl kissing her dad goodnight.
It is about two lovers lost in each others arms.

It is a love story between God and his creation:
"God looked at everything He had made, and He found it good" [Genesis 1:31]
"God saw how good it was" [Genesis 1:10; 12; 18; 21; 25]
"For God so loved the world ... " [John 3:16]
"Beloved, let us love one another, because love is of God; everyone who loves is begotten by God and knows God. Whoever is without love does not know God, for God is love." [1 John 4:7-8]
"God is love, and whoever remains in love remains in God and God in him." [1 John 4:16]

This love story is fully expressed in Jesus the Christ, the true God, the true man. A relation with God is perfected only in Christ who is eternally begotten God, true God from true God, true Light from true Light.

It is not about being saved . . . it is about being in love with the One who loved us first and with His beloved children.

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