Thoughts on the Way Home

Friday, May 16, 2008

The Love of God

"Just as the Father has loved Me, I have also loved you" - John 15:9

Garrett's post reminded me of this text. This astounding statement leaves one rhetorical question racing through my mind. How much does the Father love the Son? Were we to abandon all other pursuits to investigate this one question, we would never break the surface of understanding the Father's affection toward his Beloved, though eternity was at our disposal. And yet, O dear believer, not one mite of this same intensity and fullness of love is missing in Christ's affection toward you.

Could we with ink the ocean fill,
And were the skies of parchment made;
Were ev'ry stalk on earth a quill,
And ev'ry man a scribe by trade;
To write the love of God above
Would drain the ocean dry;
Nor could the scroll contain the whole,
Though stretched from sky to sky.