We give more applause to a brawny ball-carrier than we do to the God who made us. We sing more songs to the moon than to the Christ who saved us. And if He doesn’t give us what we want, we say He doesn’t exist. God has every reason to abandon us. I sure would. I’d wash my hands of the whole mess and start over. But does He?
You think you’ve committed an act that places you outside His love? You think He’d love you more if you hadn’t done it, right? You think He would love you more if you did more, right? Wrong. Wrong. God’s love sees your sin and loves you still. Do you need to repent? Yes. But do you repent for His sake or yours? Yours!
God’s love needs no bolstering. And He could not love you more than He does right now.
“For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord.” (Romans 8:38-39)