The story-line of the Bible is that of the Great Lover in search of His bride. It’s a love story! A theme of romance and the overcoming obstacles so that the two may finally be reunited from sin which tore them apart…have you fallen in love with Jesus?
You who love the Lord, hate evil!
He protects the lives of his godly people
and rescues them from the power of the wicked.
Light shines on the godly,
and joy on those whose hearts are right.
May all who are godly rejoice in the Lord
and praise his holy name!
When we come to Cross of Calvary, by faith, and see the Creator of the Universe bloodied and mangled, torn more because of the separation from His Father than from the physical pain. When you see Him walking the down the Via Dolorosa enduring the pain and agony that sin is causing. When you see the Savior mocked and beaten does not your heart grow warm? To think that He who received all honor and praise would humble himself and become a curse? It is in this event that we see God’s nature and the greatest manifestation of who He is. It is this love that Paul wrote about when He exclaimed: “The Love of Christ compels us!”
Our natural response, then, is love! When we fall in love with Christ we are compelled to do, not the least but, whatever He would has us do. And it is His desire that we would be conformed to the “image of His Son.” When you fall in love with Jesus, evil and sin in your own life, becomes detestable and as you manifest this love towards others Christ in you becomes more attractive because you are no longer just a Christian, you are Christ-like.
“But God showed his great love for us by sending Christ to die for us while we were still sinners.”
Holy Bible. New Living Translation copyright© 1996, 2004, 2007 by Tyndale House Foundation. Used by permission of Tyndale House Publishers Inc., Carol Stream, Illinois 60188. All rights reserved.