His love is really crazy. It’s this phenomenon that is literally too large and complex and intimate to understand yet it’s the only foundation that will EVER make us feel understood.
We all have skeletons, don’t we? Things we would rather just sweep under the rug and never be mentioned again. We all have some hurts from our past, that if we are really honest, we don’t even let ourselves think about— we’ve “moved on”, right? But when that topic is mentioned, that person’s name is overheard, that part of your story is questioned, or you feel a hint of something even remotely similar to that pain again, you feel it.
There it was, that thorn you thought was gone becomes a pang of anxiety.
Have you ever experienced this? That moment where maybe what you thought was forgiven feels as fresh as the day it occurred?
Whether it be from your childhood, past relationships, current situation, deeply rooted fears, etc., I think we all could find a little tinge of this in our hearts, an area we could stand to bring to our Savior and let Him remind us of the truth.
Redemption is beautiful and brave and bold when it’s another, but when it’s us? When we have to let Him search our hearts and reveal what may need a little repair? But friend, it’s so good.
Let’s not let ourselves believe for a moment longer that we are too much of a mess to extend the message.
Or rather than we are so righteous we do not need redemption. Both are untrue.
His love is expansive and extreme. You won’t scare Him away; in fact, He is dying to come in. Oh wait, He already did die to come in— are you going to let Him?
“No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us. For I am sure that neither death nor life, nor angels nor rulers, nor things present nor things to come, nor powers, nor height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus our Lord.” -Romans 8:37-39
“I will declare that Your love stands firm forever, that You established Your faithfulness in heaven itself.” -Psalm 89:2