I wrote recently about unconditional love for our children. Today, I want to visit again. Unconditional love comforts us like nothing else. Can we do it for others? Without God going before us, could anyone get there?
God gave promises to Abraham that his descendants would possess the land
Then after all the ways the people betrayed God. He still again and again saves them and cares for them and even in anger preserves them.
When God became a man and lived among us we saw much more. Why did the prostitute cry and dry Jesus’ feet with her hair. Why can we cry again and again to meet with unconditional love?
It is something extraordinary that God started among us.
Jesus Unconditional Love is the Standard
Of course he then made his mark upon us all at the cross. In Romans 8:6-8 Paul notes:
6 You see, at just the right time, when we were still powerless, Christ died for the ungodly. 7 Very rarely will anyone die for a righteous person, though for a good person someone might possibly dare to die. 8 But God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us.
Now, we can also offer this foremost to our kids, within some rare limits to our spouse, and to certain others at certain times. The more we spread this; the more we smell like Jesus. That aroma can start conversations like no other. Sure, some will seek to use it.
The only people who cheat me in business are Christians for example. It is a sad truth. Wolves in the church must get the boot and not get any grace at all.
However, let’s be bold and caring in a world with too much judgement. When the person is already beating themselves, we need to see it and not pile on. It is found foremost in our hearts and comes out in our eyes. Faking it will not bring the kingdom. Can we see God’s love deep enough to reach a hurting world?
People will fall. They need someone to see them. We need wisdom here. May we follow God’s lead.