Christians take great comfort in the New Testament teaching that God is love. Such a
Being has His creation’s well being at heart and does
all for the best of His
children. Christians, therefore, feel enveloped by God’s Divine love and are
deeply reassured by the fact that their divine Father wants their best at
We humans are blessed to be a part of an existence conceived and
orchestrated by a Being who is totally motivated by love. The Bible
assures us that God is love (I John 4:8,16); that He is a God who
delights in and “exercises loving kindness” (Jeremiah 9:24); and who is
“plenteous in mercy” (Psalm 86:5). Everything about His essence is goodness
and other- centeredness, and no selfishness is to be found in Him.
From the beginning, He made everything in the universe with
love, with the ultimate aim that it would all be “very good” (Genesis 1;31).
That “very good” creation was to be a special world for His last physical
creation; a special gift of love for his children, made in His very image:
man and woman. The earth is “full of the goodness of the Lord” (Psalm 33:5),
yet it is only a token of the future world God is planning to give to
spiritually transformed humans that will, by far, surpass anything
imaginable in beauty and glory.
Lastly, humans were not simply
created to exist for a period of time, experience life, suffer and then die.
He created humans as His supreme masterpiece with whom he wants to share all
things (Romans 8:16-17). To accomplish this great aim, He sent His son to
die a most excruciating death, as supreme evidence that He wants humans with
Him in His Kingdom forever. As the Apostle John reminds us, “God so loved
the world that He gave His only begotten son, that whosoever believes in Him
should not perish but have everlasting life” (John 3:16).
Let there be no doubt,
therefore, that our God IS love and only love, and that His aims are good
and only good, at all times. Let all of creation be fully reassured and
exult in this awesome truth.
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