Friday, September 30, 2016
ONLY YOUR LOVE
(6) For while we were still weak, at the right time Christ died for the ungodly.
(7) For one will scarcely die for a righteous person—though perhaps for a good person one would dare even to die—
(8) but God shows his love for us in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us.
There is a love that is true love with no pretenses, no games, no conditions. We don't know love really, apart from God's love. Mostly human love is selfish...more a desire to be loved. But God's love not only comes to us when we are helpless to help ourselves, when we are lost sinners and unable to be reconciled to this great holy God, but He actually came Himself to make the way for us so that we can be free of sin and all that separates us from Him. He came Himself and paid the penalty for our sin.
Even so, this love continues to conquer every part of our being as we learn to live by faith in Him, and He indwells us. He is always at work, conquering every part of our hearts until we are completely surrendered to His will. His will is always at work in us. It is His love that does this. His love is a stronger power than any other power in Heaven or hell. Even while we go through severe testings, sufferings, and trials, we can be assured all has to go through His nail-scarred hands and all is for our ultimate good and freedom. I wrote this song as I was going through my own struggles in life and finding I needed to trust His hand in my life through all, and His love that would never fail.