God

The Love Of God

By Dr. Steve McVey
Founder of Grace Walk Ministries
Tampa Bay, Floridamcvey

Editor’s Note: Dr. McVey’s The Love Of God post on FHG today appeared on his blog yesterday. Dr. McVey is a pastor, well-respected author and public speaker. If you sometimes doubt God’s, Dr. McVey’s words should help you better understand how much God loves you.

Posted: 15 Apr 2013 08:00 PM PDT

Our God is the Protective Father, the Compassionate Mother, the Consummate Lover and the Intimate Friend. In fact, He personifies the best qualities of every human relationship.

You are His child…. and His children can never be beyond the reach of His love –
Jonah proved, you can’t outrun God’s love.
Lot bore witness that you can’t outsin His love.
Jacob laughs, “you can’t outsmart His love.”
Enoch finally left this world saying, “you can’t outlive His love.”
Jesus came to show, “You can’t outdo God’s love.”

His love is a Song that you get on your mind and can’t stop singing.It is the Melody in great music, the Beauty in great art and the Plot in great literature. His love is the absolute Joy of a new marriage, and the abiding Comfort of an old one. It rests in the Anticipation of a kiss and the Thrill of physical intimacy.

His love whispers in the Laughter in a joke,
the Flavor in a gourmet meal,
the Calm on a pond’s surface at dawn.
His love is the Shelter in the storm,
and the rainbow afterwards.

His love brings Him aggressively into the circumstances of our lives:

To the weary – He is Rest.
To the disheartened – He is Hope..
To the confused – He is Wisdom.
To the lost – He is the Way.
To the guilty – He is Forgiveness.
To the troubled – He is Peace.
To the scared – He is Courage.
To the spurned – He is the Great Lover.

His love for us can’t be diminished by your doubts, or stopped by your sins,
or even repelled by your rejection.

His love for you is
unconditional
unparalleled
unending
unwavering
untainted,
unfathomable and
unmatched.

Wonderful grace of Jesus,
Greater than all my sin,
How shall my tongue describe it?
Where shall His praise begin?

Taking away my burden,
Setting my spirit free,
For the wonderful grace of Jesus
Reaches me!

Wonderful grace of Jesus,
Reaching the most defiled,
By His transforming power,
Making him God’s dear child,

Purchasing peace and heaven,
For all eternity,
And the wonderful grace of Jesus,
Reaches me!

Wonderful the matchless grace of Jesus!
Deeper than the mighty rolling sea,
Higher than the mountain,
Sparkling like a fountain,
All sufficient grace for even me.

Broader than the scope of my transgressions,
Greater far than all my sin and shame,
Oh magnify the precious name of Jesus,
Praise His name!

All the superlatives of every language known to man bow in humble submission before Him. His love is the greatest – the strongest – the kindest – the gentlest, the lovingest, the mostest, the bestest….Oh, I give up! Words of human language will always eventually stumble and fall in hopelessness when attempting to describe the beauty of His love. I can’t explain it. I just can’t do it.

(These were notes from a sermon I preached in Tony Evans church a few years ago.

 

2 thoughts on “The Love Of God

  1. Amen Amen Amen!!!

    My small group just went through Grace Walk at my suggestion. I say “just” but in reality we completed it last September. They had never heard of the book until I brought it up. I think it was well received. Until we really and truly understand the principle of grace, we’re never going to get out of the Christian life what Jesus intends for us to get out of it.

    Steve, Another teacher I think you might like is Dr Timothy Keller out of all places New York city. There are several videos on Youtube of him teaching and participating in Q & A sessions regarding issues of faith. The video that got me hooked on his teaching is called “The Truth About Christianity” a short 15 min message packed with truth. He’s not only solid, but he’s also deep, insightful and funny. When you search for that video, what comes up first are two videos promoting atheism. The third video is his; it’s the one with a picture of Will Smith from I Robot on it. Good stuff!

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