In this was manifested the love of God toward us, because that God sent His only begotten Son into the world, that we might live through Him. (I John 4:9)
But GOD COMMENDETH HIS LOVE TOWARD US, in that, while we were yet sinners, CHRIST DIED FOR US. (Romans 5:8)
Many people can’t see the love of God in the physical creation; in the words of Tennyson, to their eyes “nature red in tooth and claw shrieks against His creed.”
Many people can’t see the love of God in human history; here too, the nature of man seems to be anything but the creation of a loving God. Recorded history demonstrates that of its approximate Six Thousand years, there have been few in which man has not shed the blood of his fellow man.
Many people can’t see the love of God in their personal experiences. They see bruised bodies, broken homes, bottles, and rags as witnesses against a “God of love.” The cause and effect sequences that result from Man’s sin, disobedience, and rebellion toward God blind the human mind to the love of God. Mankind needs a demonstration—a manifestation—of God's love. If man is to see God’s love, he must look by faith to the Lord Jesus Christ. In Him God's love is perfectly displayed for all who will look.
On Calvary’s mountain before me I look,
And one thereon hanging I see,
Who speaks and His words are as fire to my soul,
“Beloved, I suffer for thee.”
The crown of thorns overhanging His brow,
Speaks love which the world never knew,
For hark, He is praying the Father above,
“Forgive, they know not what they do.”
Again, as I look, low a darkness descends,
His face from my vision to hide,
And there, in that hour with my mouth I confess,
“It was for my sin that He died.”
In anguish, I cry from the depths of my soul,
“Lord Jesus, have mercy on me,”
“I come, leaving all at the foot of thy cross,
Thine Lord, thine forever to be.”
Wonderful love of the crucified,
Wonderful love of the one denied,
Oh, wonderful love that for me He died,
Wonderful, wonderful love.
Have you accepted God’s love and received His Son?
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