In John 3:16 Jesus is famously quoted, “For God so loved the world that He gave . . .” The love of God has never been about a feeling, a desire or an emotion, God’s love has always been defined by action. He loved the world so much that He gave His Son. In His love He created us, in His love He has never abandoned us but rather has chased and purused us that we might know, believe and receive the enormity of His love.
In Scripture we find God coming to Adam and Eve, even after they had sinned. He came to Cain, warning him of the temptation that was coming and then even came to him after the sin had been committed. He came to Samson in his last moments, once again offering His presence, His power and His love. He came to David as a child, as a young man newly anointed to be king, as an outlaw running for his life and even as an adulterer and murderer. The love of God is such that it pursues us, it is not sitting high atop a mountain only for those that can climb high enough to attain it, it flows to us where we are. Whether we are in the midst of our best or worst day God’s love is present. Whether we have just experienced the height of obedience or the depth of disobedience God’s love is present. He has loved us with an everlasting love, it never leaves and it never forsakes, it always chases. Today, no matter how you feel or what you are experiencing, allow yourself to be caught by the love of God. It chases to heal, to save, to embrace and to change. I promise you this, God loves you and His love is not merely words that fade, but instead His love is eternal action that always saves.