“We love because He first loved us”(1 John 4:19)
Heartsong Cedarville University presenting the beautiful cover “My Jesus I Love Thee” is worth repeating. The simple and sweet song beautifully describes the love for our Lord towards us! I am glad to hear the young students singing about the love of God in such passion and power!
‘I love thee because Thou have first loved us’. Everything in the kingdom life originates from God’s love towards His creation. He initiated in loving us while we were still sinners and was enemy to His holiness. His love was greater than the rebellion and wickedness of the whole world.
Still He loved us so much so that He sent his Son to be the propitiation for our sins. His love purchased my pardon on Calvary’s tree! He continued to love us by pouring His Spirit in our hearts, and when we know how dearly God loves us, we too will be empowered to love Him and our neighbors!
“God’s love has been poured out into our hearts through the Holy Spirit, who has been given to us” (Rom 5:5)