The love of God is like a diamond cut with many facets. Each facet shines with the beauty that is deeply engrained into the very heart of the stone. No matter what direction you turn it, it will continue to reflect light and color and beauty. God’s love is the same. No matter what way we turn, His love is reflected back to us.
Sometimes, His love will seem to overwhelm us with its depth and strength. We see the deep love that He demonstrated by sending His Son to live, die and rise again so that we might spend eternity with Him. It always amazes me that He would take a rebellious people and give His life for us but He did it willingly.
The Old Testament is a picture of the depth of love He had for a people that turned from Him over and over again. His love for them was enough that He allowed them to make their own choices. He allowed them to turn from Him and when they saw what the consequences were to their choices, they came running back with tears of temporary repentance and grief. They would return to their old ways as soon as they forgot the past.
God tells us He will give us the desires of our heart. He calls us the apple of His eye. He rejoices over us with singing. He calls us a chosen generation, a royal priesthood. He loves us enough to allow us to make our own choice to follow Him or walk away. He woos us with a gentle voice and offers us an eternity spent in His presence.
His love is gentle, consuming, and full of grace and mercy. He tells us that nothing can separate us from His love. His love is eternal. He loved us before time began. He knew us before we were formed in our mother’s womb. His love is deep and unchanging. He loves us with agape love. He loves us with love that is unchanging yet is the kind of love that we need at the time.
When we need the kind of love that comforts and guides, He gives it. When we need tough love, He gives it. When we need love that forgives and welcomes us back, He gives it. His love is always perfect, compassionate and timely. No matter what our sins and failures, we always know that we can be forgiven when we repent, confess, and trust Him to lead us back to the path of righteousness for His Name’s sake. God's love is a many splendored thing.