Sacrificial. Unconditional. Unrestrained. Sincere.
How incredible is it that our God IS this love?
That He provided the ultimate demonstration of this kinda of love to us?
AND that He enables us, through his Spirit, to have this same kind of love for Him and for others?!
Agape love speaks of a love drawn out of the heart based on the preciousness of the object loved. So how incredible is it that despite our inadequacies Christ still finds value in us. Enough to complete the ultimate act of self-sacrifice, of agape love, for us?
The truth of this never ceases to amaze me.
And it just gets better. God has provided us with the ability to love like this.
We are to imitate this Love in everything we do.
This kind of love is not always pleasant. It means loving when it’s hard. Sacrificing when it hurts. Loving the unlovable. Giving until there’s nothing left.
Agape love is not easy. And there’s no way we can love like this on our own. It requires daily obedience and complete humility. It requires coming to the cross with nothing and taking up the yoke of Christ. It requires praying for the strength to continually show this kind of love in our lives.