His

But God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us. (Romans 5:8, NIV)

His.

God doesn’t have to borrow love from someone else.  The love He has for us . . comes purely from Him.  Not from warm fuzzy feelings about us, but from His very nature.  He loves us because of who He is, not because of what we can offer Him.

Sometimes I think we get the impression that God needs us or that He somehow benefits from helping us.  The reality?  God could have destroyed us all, created a billion obedient beings to worship Him, and moved on.  Our glorifying Him is to our benefit–not to His.  He is already fulfilled and complete.  We desperately need Him, but He has no need for us.  Yet He treats us with the most exquisite love, which we often misinterpret as meaning He must get some use out of us!

Within God is an incomprehensible well of love.  The well is dug deeper than we can ever reach, even if we live with Him for all eternity.  It’s a well driven into the very heart of God, and from His heart we drink the promise of a love too perfect for us to understand, and too wonderful for us to ever delight enough in.  It’s His love.  His own.

But God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us. (Romans 5:8, NIV)

 

 

 

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