Design of the Week – This I Know

February 4, 2009 at 4:29 pm | Posted in Designs of the Week | 1 Comment
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This week’s focused design is called This I Know. This design was actually created by my daughter. It is something that she places her faith in. She knows that Jesus loves her and she stands in confidence that this is the truth. Recently, while doing her Bible study homework on the book of John, one of the questions was: “Would you be willing to die for Jesus?” She answered with a simple “Yes.” While I don’t know that she understands everything that it means, I don’t doubt her answer one bit. It is because she knows that Jesus loves her that she can answer that at all.

 

The love of Christ isn’t what many people seem to think that it is. It is so much deeper than the shallow representation that it is given by pastors, preachers, and other “Christians”. When most people talk about the love of Christ, they talk about it like a human love. Either it’s the “breathless” eros love (which has no place describing Jesus) or it’s the unbiblical notion of “blind love” that overlooks everything bad and forgoes truth and justice for us. There is no love like this in the Bible.

 

The love of Christ is contained in two acts. The first is His Incarnation. Think about it for a minute. God the Son gave up His place in heaven to come down and show us God. He became a part of His creation. He poured Himself into a fleshly body in order that He might reveal Himself to us. The second thing that shows Christ’s love is His Passion. He lived a life under human limitations. He allowed Himself to be ridiculed, mocked, spit upon, beaten, scourged, and eventually crucified. He did it all motivated by love. But it wasn’t a love that was focused on Himself. It was a self-sacrificing love that gave all. It was a love that was focused on God and His glory.

 

Please make sure that you understand the truth about the love of Christ. It is more than what most make of it. A misunderstanding of Christ’s love could result in the belief that someone is saved when they aren’t. It’s not something that you should wait on…

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