Created For Love

To those of you who have children or are close to those who have had children, what goes through your mind before that child is born?

The excitement must be unbearable. The dreams that you have for them must be unending. The joy and the hope while patiently awaiting that little one to arrive must make you jittery!

Guess what? Someone has thought that way about you. Yes, you!
Get this, He has been thinking of you way longer and in way more depth than your parents have ever thought about you!

Who is it? Abba Father and Jesus Christ!!

Figure this out … God knew you before you were born, even before the foundation of the world. [Eph. 1:4] Crazy, right?!

Love Beyond Reason

Many are familiar with this quote by Alfred Lord Tennyson:

’Tis better to have loved and lost
Than never to have loved at all.

The beauty in our story is that we are made so that love will not be lost! Instead, we are meant to flourish in the steadfast love of the Father.

We were made because of love, in love, and through love.

Let me take you on an adventure:

In the beginning there was God, Jesus, and the Holy Spirit. Imagine God, the Creator of creativity, thinking about crafting a universe. I don’t know which thoughts came first, but, amidst all of them, He began to think about humans – us!

God started to think about having a family for Himself, where He could create children who could contain His powerful love and presence even in such fragile bodies like ours.

I can imagine the breathtaking twinkle in God’s eyes, the even brighter glow on His face – if that is even possible, and the absolute joy radiating from His presence as He simply began to think about us!

God is the rewarder of those who diligently seek Him → Hello, reward system!

In a Bill Johnson teaching, he suggests that God allowed for the freedom of choice in mankind so that He could create a reward system. He planned the greatest reward system that we could ever imagine! It is a system of blessings. God allowed for the freedom of choice so that we could choose Him and His ways. As a result, we are set up to receive blessings.

How precious is Your steadfast love, O God!
The children of mankind take refuge in the shadow of Your wings.
They feast on the abundance of Your house,
And You give them drink from the river of Your delights
For with You is the fountain of life;
in Your light do we see light.
– Psalm 36:7–9

This is where I find myself in awe of the beauty of love! Surely, God would not have gone very far in His thought process before He knew that sin would enter the world due to His desire to give freedom of choice.

So why was God willing to make sons and daughters who would choose to disobey Him? Why did He proceed in thinking about us? The answer is love.

The Greatest Love of All

In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.
– John 1:1

Jesus is the Word.

I can imagine the heart of Jesus being overwhelmed by the Father’s response. He saw and understood the great delight of the Father as He began to think about creating mankind – His family. Then, in an instant, He saw a sharp pain of sorrow come to the Father’s heart.

Can you imagine a mother’s heartache who has lost a child because of a miscarriage? Thoughts, dreams, hopes, joy, and love destroyed because of death. Jesus saw this kind of sorrow come over His Father, causing Him to be deeply grieved as well.

I can imagine Jesus, filled with compassion and love, looking into Father God’s eyes and saying, “Is there a way? Let it be Me. Whatever it is, I will do it.”

“Let Me be their source of Life; their Light from the darkness of death. Allow Me to be their connection to You and destroy the separation.”

Selah. Stop and think about this for a moment. This is beautifully beyond comprehension.

The humility, love, and hope that Jesus had for us matches the Father’s deep desire to create sons and daughters that would live to choose Him.

My desire is to draw our attention to the deep love that we have been created in and for. This is perfect love void of fear.

Jesus, though He was in the form of God, did not count equality with God a thing to be grasped, but emptied Himself, by taking the form of a servant, being born in the likeness of men. And being found in human form, He humbled Himself by becoming obedient to the point of death, even death on a cross. – Philippians 2:6–8

Jesus – who is the Way, the Truth, and the Life–humbled Himself so that we could have eternal life, which is knowing the Father and Jesus Christ with great intimacy. No one can come to the Father except through Him. [John 14:6 and 17:3]

The love of Abba Father is too grandiose for such few words. I hope to go deeper with you in my blogs to come!

What excites you about this kind of love–which you were created for?

Kt Lawson