Morning Meditation – With No Strings

“But God, being rich in mercy, because of the great love with which he loved us, even when were dead in our trespasses, made us alive together with Christ—by grace you have been saved. (Ephesians 2:4-5, ESV)

Love is not love if it must be won.  It’s given freely.  It’s given without payment.  It’s not dependent upon another’s level of maturity, their offense, nor the depth of their contrition.  Love holds nothing against anyone.  Its mission constantly washes clean all those with whom it comes in contact.

Certainly, this may seem beyond human, or even anti-wisdom, but this is the extraordinary picture of the divine.  God drawing to Himself by love, not by twisting arms.

Can we still suffer in our sins, and even die in our darkness?  Absolutely.  But, that’s on us, not the Lord.  God poured His infinite love over us while we were “dead in our sins”—not when we came to know Him…not when we prayed…but at the moment of HIS sacrifice not ours.

Let the truth wash over you.  Allow it to wash over everyone you know.  Then, and only then, will this world begin to find peace in this Christmas season.

Merry Christmas, everyone!

2 thoughts on “Morning Meditation – With No Strings

  1. What a great way to start the day, Gods love is awesome I have often wondered how much forgiveness does he give us but I know through his love for us that he forgives all it doesn’t matter how much or how little we ask for he will forgive us. Love is a funny thing just when you think no one cares or loves you all you have to is ask and God will be there for you. Because of his love for us I have been able to forgive people that I didn’t think I ever could. The last 4 years of my life have been very trying and if it wasn’t for God and his love I don’t think I could have made it, I was having a hard time forgiving myself and because of the fatal accident I had until I received a call from the Grandfather of the Soldier that died in the accident and he told me that everything was ok not to worry that he forgave me and everything would be ok, I really feel that God spoke to me through him because he knew my struggle, yes Gods love is awesome and I am so glad I never turned away from him. Thanks Pastor Jim for these awesome messages

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