Last post we saw that, though God is love in Himself, He is also the kind of God who wanted to do everything that was necessary for us to share in and experience this love. Seriously awesome truth. We conclude with these thoughts…
This Eternal Good news about Love
The implications of this are such good news.
…a materialism that makes love a meaningless chemical reaction, or
…an aimless set of opinions about some spiritual version of love, or
…just assuming love matters, Disney style…
…we encounter the message of Christ: love is real, love matters, and we can have it, forever. The love we feel for others can take on its highest possible significance. The earth is not a cold, dead place.
Our love can be gathered up into the eternal Love—into God himself, and become a part of the love that he is working all through the world.
And we have seen and testify
that the Father has sent his Son
to be the Savior of the world.
Whoever confesses that Jesus is the Son of God,
God dwells in him,
and he in God.
So we have come to know and to believe
the love that God has for us.
God is love,
and whoever dwells in love
dwells in God,
and God dwells in him.
(1 John 4:14-16)