Measures of His Love

This past Sunday morning I had the most precious time with the Lord.  Our church observed the Lord’s Supper, and I had such a sweet time of worshipping Him as I thought about Jesus’ death and resurrection.

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That’s what I think of the most during the Lord’s Supper.  The cross.  The bread and the wine are such visual reminders of His body and blood that He gave so willingly and sacrificially for us that day.

As they passed out the elements, the worship band led us in David Crowder’s song How He Love Us.  This song tied in so sweetly to the theme of my heart: the cross.

There have been times in my past when I doubted God’s love for me. I  thought about the love of God in terms of feelings.  Do I feel like God is close to me today?  Do I feel His love?  I thought that if it’s real, I’m supposed to feel it.

Then there were those days I questioned His love because I wasn’t receiving something from Him that I thought I should…  like perfect health, or this or that or you name it.

But as I sang this song Sunday morning, holding the bread between my fingers, Romans 5:8 rolled over and over in my mind, and my heart rejoiced.

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“But God shows His love for us in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us.”
God shows His love for us… While we were still sinners, Christ died for us.
He shows His love.
Christ died for us.

I don’t have to wonder about God’s love.  His love is fact.  It is true.  He has demonstrated His love for me by going to the cross and giving me a right standing with His Father.  And I began to see this little equation in my head as I worshipped:

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The cross is the most profound demonstration of love.  Ever.  I never have to doubt His love.  Did He go to cross?  Yes, then He loves me.  Fact.  And I can now clearly tell myself this:

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His love for me is not necessarily demonstrated by giving me the things above.  He can choose to give me those things because He loves me, but if He withholds them, that doesn’t mean His love for me is small.  Did He go the cross?  Yes, then He loves me. 

And the most beautiful equation of all is what the cross means.  The benefits of the cross:

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When I see those benefits… Wow.  How He loves us!  The next time you look around and start to question His love for you, I hope you’ll quickly ask yourself Did He go to the cross?  Yes, then He loves me.  He did this for you.  He does love you!  I pray you will believe it today & walk in it with confidence.

But God shows His love for us in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us.”

Photo Credits: William Hartz, John H. Wright  

              

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