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God is Loving

By: Bishop Arthur F. Mosley

What comes to mind when you think about God?  It is possible for our thoughts to be flooded with many profound things about our Creator.  You may ponder the fact that God is Omnipotent, Omniscient, and Omnipresent.  That is, God is all powerful, all knowing, and present everywhere.  Many of us quickly consider the truth that God is the creator of the universe and the author of life.  Earthquakes, hurricanes, and volcanos all have a record of being mighty.  However, they are weak in comparison to God’s might.  We could go on and on considering God’s splendor and power.   God’s attributes are unending.  Still, one of the most profound characteristics of God is His love.  Yes, God is loving!

The Bible teaches us that God loves.  Perhaps the best-known Scripture concerning God’s love is John 3:16. It reads:

For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten
Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish,
but have everlasting life.[1]

I am so glad the Lord Jesus declared this truth.  It is an act of God that the message of His love is preserved for us in Scripture.  This is amazing; the God with absolute power loves us.  The Greek word for love in John 3:16 is agapao.  This term means to have great affection or great care for.  This love comes from one’s personal will.  This means God loves us because He chooses to love us.  He decided to love us.  This is great news!  We do not have to perform at a certain level to be loved by Him.  We do not have to earn His love.  He just loves us! 

As we go forward in the days, weeks, months, and years to come, I want to encourage us to do three things.  One, I want us to think on God’s love.  Allow your mind to consider how much He loves us.  Two, thank God for His love.  Let Him know that you are appreciative for His love.  Three, share His love with others.  Allow God’s love to flow from you to others.  Everyone needs love!  Everyone has God’s love!  God is loving.

[1] The Holy Bible: King James Version., electronic ed. of the 1769 edition of the 1611 Authorized Version. (Bellingham WA: Logos Research Systems, Inc., 1995), Jn 3:16.