Tuesday, September 22, 2009
God's Love is Like...
Sometimes you just need a meal that is going to remind you of home and bring a wave of emotions washing over you. For me, macaroni and cheese is one of those foods. It's just comfortable; you know what you're going to get, and it's going to make you feel good (unless you decide to follow the directions on the back of the box for 'a tangier taste' and make it with yogurt. Then it will be terrible). Yesterday was one of those days--I went home and made macaroni and cheese, read Calvin and Hobbes, and all was right with the world.
I think God's love is like that. It certainly challenges us and makes us uncomfortable at times, but first and foremost God's love is bigger and greater and more wonderful than we can begin to imagine. God's love wraps its arms around us and consumes us in grace. God's love is the thing that makes everything right in the world; in Jesus Christ we see the fullness of God's love, a love so strong that death and the tomb are not strong enough to bind it. God's love is only true comfort that we do have, and while it should make us uncomfortable, it also is more wonderful than anything humans can imagine.