Last week’s blog we talked about the desire of my heart to know God as his bride and all that Intel’s. In the end of the blog I shared a poem by Eric Gilmore of Gods response to us. Today I want to take a look into how not only does He
respond but how he first initiate it all and his desire for us.
“I have loved you with an everlasting love” - Jeremiah 31:3
“We love because he first loved us”- 1 John 4:19
See scripture is filled with Gods heart desire for us to know Him and walk with me. The bible isn’t about us discovering ourselves or a behavior modification it’s about us discovering the many facets of God again: He is the ever changing, yet ever-the-same kaleidoscope. We see this very desire in Jesus prayer in John 17:20-26
“My prayer is not for them alone. I pray also for those who will believe in me through their message, that all of them may be one, Father, just as you are in me and I am in you. May they also be in us so that the world may believe that you have sent me. I have given them the glory that you gave me, that they may be one as we are one— I in them and you in me—so that they may be brought to complete unity. Then the world will know that you sent me and have loved them even as you have loved me. “Father, I want those you have given me to be with me where I am, and to see my glory, the glory you have given me because you loved me before the creation of the world.5 “Righteous Father, though the world does not know you, I know you, and they know that you have sent me. I have made you[e] known to them, and will continue to make you known in order that the love you have for me may be in them and that I myself may be in them.”
Jesus’s prayer is for those who follow him may be drawn into the life of the Trinity. The Father (God) sends the Son (Jesus) to us precisely so that the Son (Jesus) may draw all humanity into the relationship that exists between Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. Let that sink in for a minute! The creator of the universe has done everything for us to know and commune with him. That is wooing at its finest. He will have his bride (us) when we realize that “I (we are) am my beloveds and his desire is for me” (songs of Solomon 7:10). We have been invited in and all we have to do is receive it. In Matthew 22 Jesus talks about a parable of a wedding banquet that is prepared for his son. It says that everything is prepared and invites are sent out but no one pays any attention and they go about their business. This can’t be us! He has sent us our invite and is consistent with calling us, desires a relationship with us and loves us. He has made the first move, can we respond?
Written by a few for the many.