God is love. The first human being was created by our loving Creator, the Father God. Adam was not spoken into existence but created from the dirt and shaped with His hands. And the Lord God formed man of the dust of the ground and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life, and Man became a living being. Genesis 2:7.
Although the scriptures tell us that God was pleased or filled with anger, we have the tendency to think that God does not have emotions. For any mother who has given birth or adopted a baby, most often, you feel a depth of love that you never thought was possible. Yes, I believe that God was filled with awe and excitement as Adam opened his eyes and started talking to God. I wonder what the first conversation was about.
And the Lord God said, It is not good that man should be alone; I will make him a helper comparable to him. Genesis 2:18. From the rib of Adam, God formed Eve, a beautiful woman and helper to make Adam’s life complete. God never leaves a situation unfinished. He is the Author of Completion who always has a perfect outcome.
Although the fallen angel, jealous Lucifer–now known as Satan, has attempted to annihilate love from humanity, God’s omnipotence rules this earth. A unique group of people with loving hearts has formed a deep bond with Jesus Christ, our role model. Despite the growing dissension that prevails on this earth, we love God, love others, and love ourselves with the Agape love of God.
Throughout the four Gospels–Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John, we are given four perspectives of Jesus’ love and compassion. Yes, racism existed between the Jews and the Samaritans. Even so, Jesus loved all people equally. If only our love was at this depth for others, we would have an unselfish spirit, readily reaching out and serving those in need.
For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life. John 3:16
If your love has not reached the highest level for Jesus, I invite you to read John, chapters 17, 18, and 19. I listened to the NKJV audio. It was John 17:4, “I have glorified You on the earth. I have finished the work which You have given Me to do,” that prompted deep soul-searching. What level of sacrificial love, loyalty, and obedience is this? Our prayer should express the desire to have the sacrificial love and dedication that Jesus had to put God first.
Prayer: God, we love you. Please help us understand the depth of love you have for us. Thank you for blessing us with our spiritual gifts and talents. Holy Spirit, we ask You to reveal the specific work that you have given each of us to do. And as we prepare for the incoming Sabbath, open our spiritual eyes to see the suffering of others. In Jesus’ name, we pray. Amen. © 2021 Sonya Johnson, Faithful Fishers, and Woman, You Are Loved by God Ministries