In biblical times, many marriages were previously arranged and those marrying had no choice in the matter. However for most reading this, the case is much different. When selecting a life’s mate we were drawn to someone who had physical features that satisfied our desires. We also were drawn to people who had similar interests. But imagine what it would be like if you purposefully chose the opposite.
Could you choose someone to marry whom you thought was ugly. Could you live with somebody who detests everything that you enjoy and the things that they like you despise? Would you fellowship with them? Could you? Better yet, could you become consumed in love with them? Not me!
Because Ephesians 2:4 states, “But God, who is rich in mercy, for his great love wherewith he loved us,” we can know that God loves us.
• God loved you and me who were ugly with sin.
• God loved you and me who despised him and everything good.
• God loved you and me who enjoyed sin, which he hates with all of his being.
Stop and think, God’s love for you and me was so great that he sought us regardless of our position, desires or guilt. If he loved you and me then, he most certainly loves us now. If he loved us when we were consumed in sin, he loves us now that we are free through his redemption. If he loved us when our hearts longed for sin, he will love us as we desire him to pick us up when we have fallen again. If he loved us when we boasted of our sinful acts, he will love us when we are ashamed for falling. If he loved us when we were ungodly or the opposite of God, he will love us now that we have been renewed in Christ.
God’s love cannot be measured because God cannot be measured, but we can determine the greatness of his loved based on the obstacles that he overcame just to be able to express his love to us.