Wednesday, August 8, 2012

He loved us first.

you've heard it
i've heard it
love like God loves us
love like God
He loved us first
to show us the way
to teach us how to love

i was thinking this morning
as i was drinking out of my little pig mug
(thank you ethal)

and i was thinking...

what if God loved like i love?
loved like we love here on earth?
very little at times
mediocre a lot of times?

sure we like a lot of people
but love
truly love
love is fearless
bold love
loving the unloveable
the kind of love that makes everyone look at you and go:

"wow they're acting crazy right now! I want what they have!" kind of love

then i started thinking
what it would be like
if God didn't love first
if His love looked like our love
if He loved the way we loved

What if He.....
Loved only when He felt like loving us
Loved only if He had evidence that we would love Him back
Loved only when He wanted too
Loved only when we weren't being annoying :)
Loved only when the timing was right
Loved only the ones that were easy to love
Loved only when He found the patience to love
Loved only those who believed in Him
Loved only when He knew the outcome
Loved only those that earned His love

What if He loved like we do sometimes?
Like I do sometimes?

ahhhh i hope that makes you just
want to jump up and try and hug him
or fall to your knees
that He loved first
that He loves us in a way we can't even grasp
He doesn't love like we love
He loves better

Thank you Lord for loving us so well
for loving us more than we'll ever be able to understand
for showing

"You see, at just the right time, when we were still powerless, Christ died for the ungodly. Very rarely will anyone die for a righteous man, though for a good man someone might possibly dare to die. But God demonstrates his own love for us in this : While we were still sinners, Christ died for us." Romans 5:6-8