As I sit here at my computer in the late hours of the evening, my mind once again drifts toward the Lord. I think about Him day and night. I want Him to be “my first love”, as He should be. To love others, we must FIRST love God. Only then can we experience, and share, TRUE love with others.
I recall the relationship that King David had with our Lord. I smile when I consider what David had said to God, in the Book of Psalms…“Oh, how I love Your Law! I meditate on it all day long.” (Psalm 119:97). And again, “How sweet are your promises to my taste, sweeter than honey to my mouth!” (Psalm 119:103). And yet again, “At midnight I rise to give You thanks for Your righteous Laws.” (Psalm 119:62). Can anyone deny the love that David had for our Lord? His writings are as if we are reading love letters, written among lovers. This is the type of love affair we are to have with God. Do you love your spouse? Fantastic! But love God even more! Do you love your family? Wonderful! But love God even more! Everyone you have in this life…everyone you love…are ALL “gifts of love”, FROM LOVE ITSELF…for God IS love. (1John 4:8; 4:16).
“In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.” (John 1:1). Consider the fact that the word, “with” in this scripture means to be “one with”…to be “intertwined with”…and to be ”one and the same being”. In other words, when the scripture says, “and the Word was with God”, it means that the Word of God…Jesus Christ…“IS ONE WITH GOD”…One and the same being. And since the scripture mentioned above, from 1John says, “God IS Love”…then we must understand that if God IS love…and the Word is ONE AND THE SAME GOD…then Jesus, the Word of God…LOVE ITSELF…sits on the throne of God! The Spirit of God is love…and we sing praises to God, and we worship God, which IS Love…TRUE LOVE.
Jesus had said, “If you belonged to the world, it would love you as its own…” (John 15:19). We love those who belong to us, in a “relationship” sense. And since we, as Christian believers, are “one with” God Almighty, our Creator and Lord, we belong to…and are a “part of” Him. God loves His children…the Good Shepherd loves His own sheep…and we are called to love God. We are compelled to love, “that which IS love”…in effect, we are called to, “LOVE, LOVE”.
Even as I type this message, Jesus Christ is seated on His throne…at the right hand of God the Father in Heaven! Glory to God!! All is right in the universe! NO MATTER HOW UGLY things seem right now on our planet earth…ALL is STILL well, and going exactly according to the sovereign plan of God Almighty! Make no mistake…God IS in control! And since Jesus Christ IS God…and God IS Love, then LOVE IS ON THE THRONE! LOVE is in control! And the Kingdom of Christ will NEVER end because, “LOVE NEVER ENDS...”. (1Cor 13:8).
Can the Gospel be any more straight forward? What is this, “Good News of great Joy”, which was first proclaimed to us by the angels in the shepherd’s fields, that night in Bethlehem long ago? (Luke 2:8-11). The “Good News of great Joy” is the fact that a Savior has been born into our world…One Who will “save His people from their sins”…He is Jesus Christ the Lord! Yes, LOVE has been born into our world, as a beacon of light and hope to all. And this LOVE is TRULY, “God with us”!