Christ’s love for you

Apr 13, 2024

‘To know Christ’s love that surpasses knowledge.’Ephesians  3:19 CSB

Princess Alice was Queen Victoria’s daughter. When her son contracted an incurable disease called black diphtheria, the doctors quarantined the boy and warned his mother to stay away from him lest she gets infected. Yet she couldn’t. One day she overheard her son whisper to his nurse, ‘Why doesn’t my mother kiss me anymore?’ His words melted her heart, and she ran to him, smothering him with kisses. Within a few days, she died and was buried. What would compel a mother to risk her life for her child? Love!

Now stand at the cross and ask what would lead Christ to do something even greater for us? Love!

Writing to the believers in Ephesus, Paul says, ‘I want you to know, Christ’s love surpasses knowledge.’ You can trace the greatest action of Christ to his greatest attribute – love.

Perhaps the people who should have loved you didn’t, and those who could have loved you, wouldn’t. Maybe you were left at the hospital, or left standing at the altar, or left with an empty bed and a broken heart. Regardless of the cause, you were left with the question, ‘Does anybody love me?’ And today, Christ answers unequivocally, ‘I do!’ The truth is, His love for you ‘is too wonderful to be measured’.

Hymn writer Charles Gabriel wrote: ‘I stand amazed in the presence of Jesus the Nazarene, And wonder how he could love me, a sinner, condemned, unclean. How marvellous! How wonderful! And my song shall ever be: How marvellous! How wonderful! Is my Saviour’s love for me!’ God couldn’t love you more than He does right now, and that will never change.

Jer 49-50, Mark 2:18-22, Ps 50:1-15, Pro 10:8-10
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