Love Unfeigned.

“The Lord appeared to us in the past, saying: “I have loved you with an everlasting love; I have drawn you with unfailing kindness.”

Jeremiah 31:3.

Of the numerous lessons I learnt from the book LOVE ME by Aishat Yakubu, God’s unending love stood out the most. A particular part of the book left me speechless. It was so beautifully penned down, I could relate to each and every word very well. That was 2019, and it’s still relatable, even yet, today. I thought of sharing it with you:

“God did not fall in love with me. He counted all the cost. He considered my frailty, my weaknesses. He knew loving me would cause Him to put up with my shortcomings. He knew loving me meant He wouldn’t give up on me even if I kept making the same mistakes over and over again. He knew loving me meant He would choose to think the best of me even in my worse moments. He knew loving me would cause Him to keep on forgiving me and never refer to my past sins, since He wasn’t going to keep record of my offenses.

He knew loving me meant sometimes He would have to come down to my level and empathize with me. He knew loving me meant He would have to give me the freedom to be me, let me make my choices, and never force anything on me. He knew loving me doesn’t guarantee that I would love Him back, yet He was ready to take a chance. He decided He was still going to love me even though the cost was on a high side.

The cost would stretch Him, even to the point of giving up His life. Yet, He chose love. He chose to love me. He walked into love with me with His eyes widely opened. If He had a chance to choose a hundred times over, He would still choose to love me. That is why He said, “I have loved you with an everlasting love.”

A love so true, a love so deep, a love so real, a love so genuine, a love so sincere, a love so authentic; definitely not hypocritical, definitely not forced. I know and believe that is the best kind of love – God’s love for you, God’s love for me, God’s love for all. Love unfeigned.

Amen ~ For Kings and Country.

PS: Choose God always. Choose to love Him always. Remember, we belong to the Lord, thus our choices should be made in Him.

I am Oluwaferanmi,

And you are loved by God.❤️

Title credit: BSFUI.

26 thoughts on “Love Unfeigned.

  1. Most time we christians forget the depth of God’s love for us ( I’m a victim of this 😪) even if God doesn’t expect us to be able to quantify that love, we should reciprocate that love by loving him back. This is me confessing “I love God always” 😭💙. Thanks for this beautiful piece Agnes.

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