Rooted in the Father’s Love

Rooted in the Father's Love
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The great love of our God is life-changing and though we try to understand its fullness, we can only just scratch the surface. God’s love is far reaching, permeating the seen and the unseen, to the very core of our soul. Indeed, it is the soul that finds kinship with its creator, our loving Father in Heaven.

Only God’s love can touch the heart of man and transform him into a new creature. Adopted as a child of God, we become part of the body of Christ and will reign with Him forever. But this would be impossible if it were not for God’s love toward us that has existed for as long as He has. “According as he hath chosen us in him before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and without blame before him in love:” Ephesians 1:4.

We can wholly rely on our Father’s love for it is endless, it is permanent, and it is unshakeable. And just like a seedling, we are sustained, strengthened, and encouraged day by day to thrive and do His work. The apostle Paul said it best when he prayed, “That Christ may dwell in your hearts by faith; that ye, being rooted and grounded in love, May be able to comprehend with all saints what is the breadth, and length, and depth, and height; And to know the love of Christ, which passeth knowledge, that ye might be filled with all the fulness of God.” Ephesians 3:17-19.

Even to the smallest detail, God’s love meets our daily needs, “Give us this day our daily bread.” Matthew 6:11. And we are at rest knowing God is with us tomorrow, “It is of the LORD’S mercies that we are not consumed, because his compassions fail not. They are new every morning: great is thy faithfulness.” Lamentations 3:27-28.

The love of the Father is seen throughout creation. We were made in the image of God so He could love us as His own children. “In the day that God created man, in the likeness of God made he him; Male and female created he them; and blessed them, and called their name Adam, in the day when they were created.” Genesis 5:1-2. Our world, the universe, every ecosystem, micro-organism, flora, and fauna work together in exquisite harmony revealing God’s love to sustain mankind through the ages. He stretcheth out the north over the empty place, and hangeth the earth upon nothing.” Job 26:7.

Even when man fell in the Garden of Eden, it was the Father’s love that provided a path to redemption. We could be reconciled with Him through Jesus Christ. We need simply to ask forgiveness and put our faith and trust in God. There is no greater hope, no greater love, than what the Father has already freely given to us. “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.” John 3:16.

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