12 Oct Heart to Heart with God: Day 131_Unconditional Love
by Michael Bluemling Jr.
365 Days of Reflection Towards God’s Love and Acceptance
~June 4, 2014-June 3, 2015
Day 131- White Sulphur Springs, West Virginia: Unconditional Love
The feeling that we feel as a human when we are loved is unmatched in this world. Whether that feeling comes from a parent, a child, or a loved one, it is that emotion of being unconditionally accepted for who we are that just brings us that much closer to God. How can this be? How can it be when someone loves us that we are closer to God or vice versa? The way that this occurs is by the love of God being unconditional towards all of His children here on Earth.
The gift of love both giving and receiving is the lifeblood of why we exist in this world. From one of the most quoted verses in the Bible from the Apostle John, comes one of the most profound and unconditional acts by God throughout all of mankind: “For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him shall not perish, but have eternal life. For God did not send the Son into the world to judge the world, but that the world might be saved through Him”. God sent us a Savior to live through the same pain and punishment that we endure from evil spirits, demons, and even from the devil himself, so that we can know the love that He has for us in every circumstance or obstacle that we face.
If you think about it, what kind of human would want to crucify an innocent man and beg for a murderer to be released from prison in exchange for the life of a man who loved people with all of His heart, Jesus Christ. This is not only a tragedy, but it also outlines the commitment that God has to us all. No matter what are lives are worth something and we are not alone. There are millions and millions of other believers besides us, who all have a special job to do. What are our jobs collectively? Our jobs are to love one another as God has loved us. In John, it is spelled out quite eloquently for us: “”Little children, I am with you a little while longer. You will seek Me; and as I said to the Jews, now I also say to you, ‘Where I am going, you cannot come.’ A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another, even as I have loved you, that you also love one another. By this all men will know that you are My disciples, if you have love for one another”.
Today and every day is a blessing that we can share with everyone around us. This is not a burden or a curse to be a follower of Jesus Christ. In fact being a devote Christian allows us all to realize the importance of treating others with respect and even turning the other cheek when we are wronged. God knows us and knows all of our hearts. The pain that we endure now will only set the stage for the magnificent joy of joining our Father in Heaven.
I, Michael Bluemling Jr., love you as a human being for whom you are and pray that we all can love one another as God has loved us. We are all sinners and fall short of the glory of God, but that should not stop us from striving for perfection in all that we do. We are never alone and even in our darkest hour the Lord is with us. Through the gift of God and love we are all saved. Amen.
Reflection Day #131
Three takeaways towards your journey with God: