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Devotional – How Great is the Love of God

How Great is the Love of God

by Rebecca Brood

One of the most significant things I have learned at camp is to stand in awe of the love of God.   

The Bible has many ways of describing God’s love. “Great love.” “Unfailing love.” “Wonders of His love.” “Goodness of Your love.” “Abounding in love.” “Faithful love.” “His love endures forever.”  

It’s incredible to me that His love is beyond my comprehension. I’ll never be able to fathom it. Some of you know the song “Everlasting Love” … when you really start to think about how big God’s love is, its mind blowing.

Yet it’s simultaneously so simple. He loves me—He deeply cares about me and seeks what is best for me. He is just, righteous and perfect in love. His love is not dependent on me—He loves me regardless of what I do or how I feel. I can trust His love for me even when I don’t understand what He is doing. He wants me to love Him. He loved me enough to take the punishment for my sin on the cross.  

The following verses have repeatedly reminded me of the greatness of God’s love. Pause and read through them a few times and really think about what the verses say about God’s love for you: 

Paul’s prayer for the church in Ephesians 3:14-21 – “I pray that out of His glorious riches He may strengthen you with power through His Spirit in your inner being, so that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith. And I pray that you, being rooted and established in love, may have power, together with all the Lord’s holy people, to grasp how wide and long and high and deep is the love of Christ, and to know this love that surpasses knowledge—that you may be filled to the measure of all the fullness of God. Now to Him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to His power that is at work within us, to Him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, for ever and ever! Amen.” 

Now set a timer and take two minutes of silence to ponder—and stand in awe of—God’s love. It will feel like a long time—but when you think of how great God’s love is, two minutes is worth it! 

(Verses quoted above: Psalm 17:7; Psalm 13:5; Psalm 31:21; Psalm 69:16; Psalm 86:5; Psalm 89:24; Psalm 118:1)