The giver

The Giver gives unconditionally. He stretches His hands to those in need regardless of their conditions in life and how they might have turned out. That doesn’t stop the Giver from loving each individual. I’m grateful for “HIS goodness, kindness and great faith”. He doesn’t try to find what’s good in us, but because He himself is filled with goodness and greatness that His love overflows. He is consistent and His love — everlasting.

The Love of God

I’ll call the unloved and make them beloved. ROMANS 9:25

Our love depends on the receiver of the love. Let a thousand people pass before us, and we will not feel the same about each. Our love will be regulated by their appearance, by their personalities. Even when we find a few people we like, our feelings will fluctuate. How they treat us will affect how we love them. The receiver regulates our love.

Not so with the love of God. We have no thermostatic impact on his love for us. The love of God is born from within him, not from what he finds in us. His love is uncaused and spontaneous.

Does he love us because of our goodness? Because of our kindness? Because of our great faith? No, he loves us because of his goodness, kindness, and great faith.

-From Max Lucado’s Grace for the Moment

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