God is love. Every action, every story in the Bible shouts that love, even through to his discipline.
The pages of the Bible shout His love. Creation sings of His love. He chose us to show that love with our lives.
How loudly does my life shout about his love?
So what does this mean for me?
God is love and I am human. My frustration generally does not show my love (let alone God’s!), neither does my hurt or my upset…
But yet the same facts are true for me… There is never a moment when I don’t love S., there is never a moment when I don’t love my kids. (Even though that love may be pushed to the limits…)
So, logically – if the above is true, there must be a way I can learn to respond – even my most extreme emotions – in a way that pours out my love (or God’s love)?!
How do I learn from God to show my love at all times despite my humanity?
Can I be angry/ hurt/ frustrated/ disappointed/ [insert negative emotion here] and yet still show love?
Can I be human but learn from my creator? Can I explain my biggest frustrations with S. and have her feeling more loved and affirmed than when we started?
Can I call my kids up on something and have them know that my love is unconditional of their behaviour?
“And I pray that you, being rooted and established in love, may have power, together with all the Lords holy people, to grasp how wide and long and high and deep is the love of Christ, and to know this love that surpasses knowledge that you may be filled to the measure of all the fullness of God.