God's Love Has no Limits | Devotional
May you have the power to understand, as all God’s people should, how wide, how long, how high, and how deephisloveis. Ephesians 3:18
Imagine this scene: You’ve just been born and are taking your first breaths outside your mother’s womb.
The obstetrician and nurse are smiling, but your parents are strangely silent. They confer quietly to themselves, ignoring your cries.
“Doctor,” your father says, turning to the physician, “would you mind holding the baby up again so we can better decide?”
“Decide what?” the doctor asks, lifting you into the light.
“We just want to be sure the child’s right for us,” your father says.
“We saw another baby in the nursery that seemed to have, well, a little more promise. This one here is too ruddy, and the eyes are the wrong color.
We wanted a child with blue eyes and, um, a shorter nose.”
He confers briefly with your mother and then motions the obstetrician closer.
“Doctor, we’ve talked it over now, and we’d like to work out an exchange. I’m sure we could eventually learn to love this little one, but we really had our hearts set on a cute, blond baby.”
This scenario is understandably absurd. When you were born, your parents accepted you into their family without qualifications. Their love was not based on your looks or per- formance.
Not even your drooling mattered. They loved you simply because you were their child. Granted, their love at times was not perfect.
There were times they withheld their affection—such as the time you wrecked the family car or the night you missed your curfew by three hours. So while a parent’s love is great, it does have limits.
But God’s love has no bounds. You’re loved because you’re his child, and nothing you ever do will make him love you any more or less. His love is unconditional.
As the apostle Paul wrote, “Neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither our fears for today nor our worries about tomorrow—not even the powers of hell can separate us from God’s love.
No power in the sky above or in the earth below—indeed, nothing in all creation will ever be able to separate us from the love of God that is revealed in Christ Jesus our Lord” (Romans 8:38-39).
When you realize you’re loved that much, you begin to feel like you’re worth loving . . . and begin loving others in the same way because you understand that God loves even those you deem unlovable as much as he loves you.
Rick Christian has had a life-long passion for words and great writing. He is the founder and president of Alive Communications, the premiere literary agency for Christian and inspirational authors, with more than a dozen NY Times #1 bestsellers to his credit.