There are many reasons and aspects why God loves me( put yourself here). And we need not to make mistake that God have to love me because He made me. Because it is an obligation for God to do so. Sometime we escape of this love but His love totally is free. The fortune news for all of us is He already took first step of love by Christ. I am not going state about what the love of God means , but i am going to expand about why He loves me. I am sure it is going to bless you and me . ( I am using ‘ the me ‘ word for more intimate the sentence.)
I bring some reasons ( not all) according to my view and experience of God.
Let me start with this quote from Brother Lawrence of The Practice of the Presence of God’s book “We ought not to be weary of doing little things for the love of God, who regards not the greatness of the work, but the love with which it is performed.”
In Bible we see the very key words that need to be known for us . But lets look at what people been searching ( data according in 2012 from BibleGateway.com) , Look at the below table :
Love is the most keyword search. People are desperately looking for love. What is this love that every human being need it? What is the source of it? The deep down of any of us screaming for it and without that means no life. Love and Life are equal somehow. It is like water ; your life depends on it.
In another search attempt on google , we see our search result :
We are surprised by the numbers. Although you might say there are not pure love. We excluded the assume of the pure and/or impure , I have look at it the desire of any human of looking for love, so till now we reach the importance of the love . I am going to root of love .
God breathed His image which is love , to us. So we read this in book of Genesis 2 : 7 that “Then the LORD God formed a man from the dust of the ground and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life, and the man became a living being.” As i said life and love are equal . God reflected His love within us. Why He did that? Because He is Love. His personality is love. He , Himself is the source and root of love. Now His love not going to end by one breath into us. Nah! He continuous to love me not because i would be a good person or i am going to do couple of good things for my life. Because His sovereignty gives me love to endure for a long run. He loves me because He wants to love me more not less. Many people are escaping and ignoring His love , Because they’re thinking His love is heavy and have some rule or regulations. Right or wrong you make that decision . God do not want to enter by force into your heart ( although He is able so) but by free-choice of You. There are good things in love of God which the world are not having them at all. The pleasure of being pleased today not offering you a long love for a big prize which is provided by God. God loves me because he wants to have a long and eternal relationship with Him. Not a kind of love that the earthly world offers me. which is would be like feelings comes and goes.
God’s love is like the highest mountain , I am at the bottom of it.
His love heals me too. “But he was pierced for our transgressions, he was crushed for our iniquities; the punishment that brought us peace was on him, and by his wounds we are healed.(Isaiah 53:5). By his love i am healed. I am healed from my sin and there is a new-born things in me whether spiritually or physically. Also we read this; He says in Exodus 15:26b, “I am the LORD who heals you,” .
The words of Alister McGrath in Mystery of the Cross (Zondervan, 1990) are well said:
“Experience cannot be allowed to have the final word—it must be judged and shown up as deceptive and misleading. The theology of the Cross draws our attention to the sheer unreliability of experience as a guide to the presence and activity of God. God is active and present in his world, quite independently of whether we experience him as being so. Experience declared that God was absent from Calvary, only to have its verdict humiliatingly overturned on the third day.”
His love freed me too. The plan of God for me was a free life with Him but this did not go well in the first place when the sin came into our life. That is why His love again in Jesus Christ His son revealed me to set me free and put me where i have been before in His presence.
“For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life.( John 3 : 16 )
And because He offers me eternal life!
Written By Dariush Youkhaneh