We love because He first loved us. 1 John 4:19
And now abide faith, hope, love, these three; but the greatest of these is love. 1 Corinthians 13:13
All of Scripture is full of expressions of God’s love. Everything God has made, all He does, all He says — Genesis to Revelation — everything the Father, Son and Holy Spirit is, is underlined with love. To miss it is like missing the forest for the trees. And yet, there are days I do miss it. Times when I need to revisit the love of God.
To know the love of Christ which passes knowledge. Ephesians 3:19
The paradox of God’s love — to know something that is unknowable. Yet, God says I can know love. Jesus said, “That the love with which You loved Me, may be in them, and I in them.” (John 17:26) Jesus declares His love for His own.
This love is not (always) something I feel, but it is, always, something I can know.
This is a supernatural love. This love is a miracle. A gift to be received. It is a work of the Holy Spirit. Because the love of God has been poured out in our hearts by the Holy Spirit who was given to us. (Romans 5:5)
So, today, we can remember — God is love. He first loved us. He demonstrated His love through Jesus. He poured His love into our hearts by the Holy Spirit.
We can know, as Jeremiah did, that He loves us with an everlasting love. (Jeremiah 31:3)
God has done it all. When my heart struggles to believe Him, I will remember this — God is even greater than my heart. (1 John 3:20)