Monday, October 22, 2007

Limitless Love

Have you ever taken in the night sky with wonder and awe and considered how small you are in comparison? It’s overwhelming to think about a vast universe, ever expanding and seemingly limitless. Yet, as small as you and I may feel, there is an eternal God who loves us with a limitless love. Just as it is impossible to grasp the size of the universe, so it is impossible to fathom the height and the depth of God’s redeeming love. Oh we try to get a picture of it, and we begin to relate God’s love to the love we feel from our parents or our spouse or a companion. My friend, God’s love is boundless! It is abundantly more than what we can imagine in human terms. God’s love is satisfying and pure. How do I know? The Bible reveals His compassion, mercy and loving kindness toward us. It reminds us that while we were sinners, Christ died for us. The apostle Paul said there is nothing that can separate us from Christ’s love. Just as an astrologist uses a telescope to learn more about the universe, so the Bible allows us to learn more about God’s love for us. Take some time to read His love letters to you today and know that you are sincerely loved by the God who created you.

How great is the love the Father has lavished on us,
that we should be called children of God!
And that is what we are! I John 3:1

Family Fun Time: Using black poster board, create a simple telescope. Cut two rectangles and roll them into tubes, one tube slightly bigger than the other. Secure with tape. Now slide one tube inside the other, allowing you to move them back and forth to help you focus. Use the lens from an inexpensive, little magnifying glass (Dollar store!) to tape to the end of the tube. Now you have a very basic and simple telescope. Go outside and look at the stars. Talk about the vastness of the universe. Read Ephesians 3:17 – 19 and talk about the limitless love God has for each us.

Conversation Starter: How does the knowledge of God’s boundless love begin to transform your life?

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