The Love Of God's Life
Thursday of the Third Week of Advent
Scriptural Readings: Song of Songs 2:8-14; Psalm 33:2-3, 11-12, 20-21; Luke 1:39-45
My dear encountered couples:
Remember when you were in love? Maybe you are madly in love now. Wonderful feeling isn’t it? The sun seems to shine even on rainy days when you’re in love. Our reading from the Song of Solomon speaks of love. It speaks of the love of two people that makes their lives full of butterflies and rainbows. It speaks of the love that God had for his people Israel. The love God still has for Israel, for the Arabs, for us, for everyone.
When God thinks of you he goes out of himself. He finds it hard to restrain himself. He wants to hug you and shower you with every good thing he has. He wants to protect you from harm of every kind. To God you are his sunshine, the fulfillment of his dreams.
Sound a bit exaggerated to you? Well, it isn’t. If we only knew how much God loves each of us we would begin showing him some real love in return. We certainly would not fear anything on this earth. We would know that no matter what is happening in our lives our passionate, wonderful lover is with us and is protecting us. We would look forward more confidently and joyfully to being with him and seeing him in the not too distant future. If we really believed in God’s love for us, the whole world would take on a glow that no one and nothing could dim in us.
Does God love you? You better believe it. If you don’t, then you’ve missed what Christmas is all about. God left his heaven to come and look for you. Never hide from him, don’t break his heart.