Why Does He Love Us?

God's love, we don't deserve God's love
“I don’t need to struggle for His love,” the young woman said, tears streaming down her face.

I’d just shared the story of God’s incredible love from Genesis to Revelation with a group of Hungarian women. And this woman wept because she realized, for the first time, how faithfully God has loved mankind despite our rebellion and wickedness throughout human history.

Another woman, with wonder and gratefulness in her eyes, asked me gently and reverently, “Why does He love us?”

I answered honestly, “I don’t know.”
There's no human explanation.
God’s love is ‘unreasonable’— unexplainable!
He doesn’t love us because we are deserving.
He loves us even though we aren’t.

God “does not treat us as our sins deserve” but loves us “while we [are] still sinners” (Psalm 103:10; Romans 5:8).

These women put me to shame as I saw the love of God afresh through their eyes and asked myself why I am not daily overcome with such joy and wonder.
 © copyright Gail Burton Purath, 2011
image: William Hole, Bible Picture Gallery

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3 comments:

  1. Why, indeed. His love is incredible.

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  2. Wow, Gail! What a wonderful reminder. Thank you! We tend to know this truth yet it is in the feeling it through someone learning it for the first time that we are overcome once again! Blessings!

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  3. Lord, help us to never lose the awestruck wonder at much You truly love us through Your sacrifice on the Cross.

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