Way Worthy of Love

Luke 7:47   (KJV)   47 Wherefore I say unto thee, Her sins, which are many, are forgiven; for she loved much: but to whom little is forgiven, the same loveth little.

The reason why we love the Lord so much is because we’ve been forgiven so much. Love is a natural response to forgiveness. True, we may be drawn to someone inexplicably; that’s why people use the expression “falling in love.” We’ve also heard the saying “Love is luke-7-47-way-worthy-of-loveblind.” Those are ways we explain how love happens irrationally. I just don’t know if someone gets flattered with the thought of someone loving and married them due to love’s blindness.

Eventually, love is reasoned. And we have ample reasons for us to love Jesus. His forgiveness alone merits all the love we can give. But forgiveness isn’t the only thing He so generously gives us. He opened our blind eyes; we no longer need to grope in darkness. We clearly see the beauty surrounding us. We were paralyzed by sin, fear, and shame; He extended His strengthening hands and pulled us up on our two feet. We’re no longer tossed to and fro by every wave of fad.

There’s more. We were bound; He set us free; we were lost; now we’re found; we were lied to; now we know the truth. His love overflows in and through us; He gives us an inexhaustible fountain of joy; He gives us peace that transcends all understanding. We may be sheep among wolves, but we’re undaunted; He prepares a table before us in the presence of our ravenous enemies. The enemies who rise up against us keep increasing, but He continues to be our impenetrable Shield.

Time and space won’t suffice for us to mention all the reasons for us to love Him ever-increasingly. But there’s no debate about it. He is altogether way more than worthy to be loved.

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