God's Love

By Dan Detamore
As I reflect on the past few weeks about various family health issues and of the friends that have gone on to heaven, I see the events that are happening within the world and think of all the changes and adjustments we have all been through. Changes that have affected every part of our lives, how we work, live and and even fellowship together. So much "bad stuff" that is happening that weighs us down and perhaps raises doubts of our faith and the God who we look up to. As an earthly father we love our families and we want to protect them. You read news stories about some fathers who did their best but were not able to do protect their loved ones. I cant imagine how a father or a parent feels when a child is no longer on this earth. 
In a recent devotional from Lani, she mentioned that music really helps in praise and worship, I agree. I am a definitely a fan of the old hymns and many of the new songs. I listen to music all day at home while I work and also when I am out walking in the afternoon, singing to the Lord. There is a song by Kari Jobe titled "What Love is This" , the words to the chorus are: 
What love is this
That You gave Your life for me
And made a way for me to know You
And I confess
You're always enough for me
You're all I need

Of course that song doesn't make me cry (that is a little Detamore humor!)  There are many verses in the bible that tell us that God is Love and its very evident that is the truth. John 3:16 is a  verse many people know. Another verse I often share is 1 John 4:9. The thought I have is do we really know God’s love? God’s unconditional love, how truly immense and never ending it is? Can we really define it with our earthly dictionaries? We show love to our spouses and children and at least most of our relatives and friends we like (humor again). What do you show to the stranger or someone who is different than you? 
My prayer for us all is to the One who knows unconditional love and sent His only Son to this earth...Please Lord - I am faithful, available and teachable for you to open my heart to know the fullness of your unconditional love. Amen!

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