God does not fit into our rules and procedures and committee meetings. We can’t wrap Him up neatly, reach consensus, and place Him in a box. God is about love, and love is messy.
Love places the receiver before the giver. It reaches to the unlovely and ungrateful and continues in the face of hatred. It goes beyond the expected and sacrifices itself for the good of another.
Love doesn’t make sense.
No wonder Pilate was confused when Jesus refused to defend Himself. Pilate, a politician, looked for a logical response, a debate. Yet for the first time in Pilate’s life he was face to face with absolute Love – Love that refused to save Himself.
How does one fathom such love? You don’t. You accept Him. You relish and cherish Him. You give thanks for Him. And you spend your life living in response to this amazing Love.
It will be messy. Love always is.
I John 3:16 – Hereby perceive we the love of God, because He laid down His life for us: and we ought to lay down our lives for the brethren.
Photo – Today’s Visitor, Beth Mims