Love is a beautiful mystery. We cannot predict the way of an eagle in the sky and neither can we predict a love story. Most commonly the love expressed between a man and a woman comes to mind when we hear the word “love story”. However, love has many faces. There’s love between species when we witness the devotion between an animal species and a human being. When a pet dies it feels like a member of the family has passed away. If that ain’t love, then what else is?
The overarching love story, however, is God’s love for His creation. That’s the glue that holds the universe together. God’s love is very unusual, to say the least. When the Son of God entered the scene, people were attracted to Him. From the get-go, Jesus struck them as unusual, and they could not put a finger on it. The apostle John remarked in one of his letters (1 John 1:1):
“We saw him (Jesus) with our own eyes and touched him with our own hands. He is the Word of life.”
People were clearly stunned when they ran into Jesus way back then, and we’re still mystified today. How God loves is a strange concept to the human mind. – Who would have come up with the idea of God born into a human family? Embracing God, we embrace a mystery. The good news is, we don’t need to understand God to love Him. All we need to do is open our hearts, receive His love and enjoy the ride!
Let the love of God sweep you up, embrace you, heal you, carry you, and reform you – one day at a time – and the world around you will get a taste of the same Jesus who walked this earth 2000 years ago, by seeing Him alive and well inside of you!