Sunday, February 14, 2010

Oddly enough, the parallel that I thought of this week has to do with love! :)

I just finished reading a book about a man who married a queen, saving her from danger, from her enemies, and from herself. He had loved her as long as he could remember, even though she had hated him, had captured him, and had cut off his right hand. Later in the book, it becomes evident that if he had not lost his hand, he would have been unable to marry her and win her love - which he did after offering her a choice between himself and death. As I was wondering what kind of love would survive torture, I realized what a perfect picture the book was.

God sacrificed His right-hand Man, Jesus Christ, in order to save us. Not only did His love survive, this sacrifice was essential if we were to be able to live with Him. Despite our hatred, our disdain, and the wrong we did Him, He has saved us from sin, from death, and from ourselves. And he places before us the same choice: death or Life ever after with Him. We can choose to see the amazing love He has for us and to spend our life serving Him, or to turn from His love and destroy ourselves fighting against things too big for us. Somehow reading about it terms of a human relationship illustrated to me again how very great is God's love for us. There was no reason for the man to love the queen, yet he did, no matter what she was like. Humanly speaking, it seemed crazy. Yet God's love is even greater! He is perfect, and He gave of His perfection to make us like Him. Think about that Love today, and praise Him.

Rom 8:32 He that spared not his own Son, but delivered him up for us all, how shall he not with him also freely give us all things?
Jud 1:21 Keep yourselves in the love of God, looking for the mercy of our Lord Jesus Christ unto eternal life.
Eph 5:2 And walk in love, as Christ also hath loved us, and hath given himself for us an offering and a sacrifice to God for a sweetsmelling savour.
1Jn 4:16 And we have known and believed the love that God hath to us. God is love; and he that dwelleth in love dwelleth in God, and God in him.
1Jn 4:9-10 In this was manifested the love of God toward us, because that God sent his only begotten Son into the world, that we might live through him. Herein is love, not that we loved God, but that he loved us, and sent his Son to be the propitiation for our sins.
Eph 3:17-19That Christ may dwell in your hearts by faith; that ye, being rooted and grounded in love, May be able to comprehend with all saints what is the breadth, and length, and depth, and height; And to know the love of Christ, which passeth knowledge, that ye might be filled with all the fulness of God.

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Jessica said...

What is this book I am now curious to read it please tell...P.S. Love the analogy!

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