What love is this?

Walk in Wisdom – Gleanings from Scripture


John 15.9 As the Father has loved me, so have I loved you. Abide in my love.

At this moment, my fear is, to write anything on this cosmically stunning statement, would be to desecrate it.

My words will be few.

I would rather that you simply read and re-read the verse until the fountains of the deep break up within you, and you fall upon your knees in awe and wonder and joy unspeakable and full of glory.

This again is the thought: We are loved by Christ, on a level equal to the divine Trinitarian love of God the Father, for Christ the Son.

 Let that sink in.

 How loved must that be?

 This, is where Jesus want us to live, to abide.

 Eternally, constantly, absolutely, confidently and joyfully.

 Beloved, we are – LOVED!  


2 thoughts on “What love is this?

  1. To what degree can we begin to imagine? How much is there for us to grasp?
    I have told folks in the past that everyonce in a while you get just a tiny little passing “whiff”, not unlike barely detecting a barbecue from 5-6 houses down the block; and it humbles you like nothing….absolutely nothing else can.

  2. I once heard R. C. Sproul say, that if he ever once really got a glimpse of God’s love, he would never fear anything ever again. I believe it would be so. No wonder Paul prayed: Eph. 3.14For this reason I bow my knees before the Father, 15 from whom every family in heaven and on earth is named, 16 that according to the riches of his glory he may grant you to be strengthened with power through his Spirit in your inner being, 17 so that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith—that you, being rooted and grounded in love,
    18 may have strength to comprehend with all the saints what is the breadth and length and height and depth, 19 and to know the love of Christ that surpasses knowledge, that you may be filled with all the fullness of God.
    20 Now to him who is able to do far more abundantly than all that we ask or think, according to the power at work within us, 21 to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, forever and ever. Amen.

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