It was not until my son Micah came into my life, that the realization of “striving for love” hit me.
I never want my son to feel like he needs to strive to get or receive my love. If he believes that he must strive and work to get my love, then I have failed him as a Father. It is up to me to set an example for him, what it really looks like to rest in Love, not strive.
And yet, I strive for the Love of God on a regular bases.
Today marks a day that is Celebrated, and for good reason, in the Christian Church. Easter. The Celebration that Christ did not just die and take on not only my sin, but the sin of the world, but as promised rose from the dead.
The Bible declares:
16 “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 NKJV
It was the Love of God that provoked Jesus. It was the Love of God that provided the sacrifice that Jesus paid. It was the Love of God that gave the free gift of salvation, redemption, and Resurrection.
Let us be reminded that the Love of God is completely unmerited and there is nothing you can do to earn it. And yet, it is their to receive.
Have you ever tried to argue with a God who died on a cross for you, about His love for you? You can’t win…
There is nothing you can do to earn it.
The only thing humanly possible, is to acknowledge and receive it.