Which Came First, the Chicken or Love? (Part 3 of 3)

So we are at the point now where we are asking ‘What difference does it make if love preceded life?’  ‘Why are you spending any time on this topic at all, Tim?’  Please  bear with me and I will try to reveal something quite meaningful and definitely life changing. The fact that God was content in a holy loving relationship before He created the universe means something quite terrifying and at the same time quite wonderful.  It means that He does not need a single one of us.  ‘Whoa. Wait… You lost me, Tim.  You’re saying God doesn’t need me.  How is this helpful?  And, I see how this statement is a little scary, but how is this “wonderful”?’ Yes.  Think about that for a minute.  ‘God doesn’t need me… He doesn’t need me.’  So a logical conclusion to this thought is ‘If God doesn’t need me, He must not care about me.’  But that is actually the wonderful part.  In fact He does care about you.  He doesn’t have to care one little bit, but He does!  You see, this is where I’m going with this thought about love preceding life.  It fully demonstrates God’s love for us. God was in a perfect, complete, loving relationship long before you and I and everyone else, but He, in love (not because He needed love), chose to make us.  And He made us so that we might experience HIS love, not the other way around.   This is perfect unconditional love.  He made us knowing that we would not all love Him and that many of us would hate Him, but He loves us none the less.  How do I know this?

“While we were God’s enemies, we were reconciled to Him through the death of His Son” ~Romans 8:10

“For God so loved the world that He gave His one and only Son, that whoever believes in Him shall not perish but have eternal life. ~John 3:16

Think about this.  God could have saved Himself a lot of pain and suffering by not creating mankind.  But knowing full well how we would turn from Him, He made us anyway.  And for our benefit,  He lowered Himself to be born of a virgin woman and live among us facing every evil and temptation this world has to offer and not once falling short of God’s perfect standards.  And then He willingly went to the cross and suffered death and worse the wrath of the Father; which is our due for turning away from Him.  And on the third day of His death, He rose Himself from the grave to show us that in Him there is no death but eternal life.  He, God, the Son, Jesus did this for you.  This is true love from eternity past.   If you believe that, your eternal life is secure.


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