I Am Loved With A Costly Love

“If God is for us, who is against us?
He who did not spare his own Son, but gave Him up for us all, will he not also give us all things with Him?
Who shall separate us from the love of Christ?
Shall tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or peril, or sword?
No, in all things we are more than conquerors through Him who loved us.
For I am sure that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor things to come, nor powers, nor height, nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus our Lord.”

Romans 8:31-39

I have been loved with a costly love.

The Father gave us His everything — He gave up His only Son, His beloved, His life — Do I understand this price that the Father paid because He loved me? Do I understand that I have been loved in a way that cost Him everything?

Do I let this knowledge change me?


Heart of the World

Don’t you see how the sunrise bursts?
Don’t you see how it lights the sky?
He is showing you His burning heart,
Which beats for you day after day.

And this sunrise you see,
It would be no less radiant if you alone saw its glory.
He is showing you His throbbing heart,
Which loves you so much it kills Him.

The only response to this resplendence,
The only answer you can give,
Is your own heart, so feeble, so broken,
Which loves Him so little in return.

That is all He ever wanted,
All He has asked of you.
He can take your beaten, humble heart,
And make it radiant like the rising sun.