Thanks continued…

As we continue the theme of giving thanks this week:

2 Chronicles 20:21

“Give thanks to the Lord for his steadfast love endures forever.”

Another item we have to give thanks for is God’s “enduring love.” As I think about being a child of God, I can reflect upon being a father to my child. I am willing to give everything and anything for my child. I don’t want to see my child come to harm or to be deprived of anything. To attempt to measure this kind of human love of a child to the type of “agape” love that God shows I believe is not even comparable. God’s capability to love is far beyond human comprehension. Why do I say that?

As God formed Jesus as a human baby in Mary’s womb, He knew at that very moment that He would have to lose His child in order to pay for our sins. Yet, He still did it. He was willing to sacrifice His own son, His ONLY Son, so that we would not have to suffer.

How many people would want to raise a son, knowing full well, that during his entire life he would be mocked, ridiculed, and someday would have to suffer on a cross – at no fault of his own, only to spare the life of others?

God’s desire to allow this to happen to His only Son, shows a kind of love that many or possibly none of us can fathom. It is an “enduring love” that lasts forever. God has known since all time that this would happen, and yet still allowed it. It was God’s plan from the beginning – a way to show us the kind of love that is pure and will last forever.

“Give thanks to the Lord for his steadfast love endures forever.”

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