You and me,
It’s the beginning and the end. (x3)
I was made for love!
I Corinthians 2:9
But as it is written:
“Eye has not seen, nor ear heard,
Nor have entered into the heart of man
The things which God has prepared for those who love Him.”
I Corinthians 6:17
But he who is joined to the Lord is one spirit with Him.
“Father, I desire that they also whom You gave Me may be with Me where I am, that they may behold My glory which You have given Me; for You loved Me before the foundation of the world.”
Jesus said to him, “‘You shall love the LORD your God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your mind.’
“This is the first and great commandment.
“And the second is like it: ‘You shall love your neighbor as yourself.’
“On these two commandments hang all the Law and the Prophets.”
Then I, John, saw the holy city, New Jerusalem, coming down out of heaven from God, prepared as a bride adorned for her husband. And I heard a loud voice from heaven saying, “Behold, the tabernacle of God is with men, and He will dwell with them, and they shall be His people. God Himself will be with them and be their God.
I was so gripped with the reality of this, that I listened to the song about six times back to back, weeping uncontrollably as God added yet another layer of revelation and longing for the return of Christ into my being.
Understanding that the purpose of our eternal lives will be to live with God, fully engulfed in the raging torrents of His love for us. The core of God’s being is LOVE! He is a jealous fire that consumes everything around you until He has your heart. He deserves it! God made the human heart apart from all of His creation as the one created thing that could actually experience the heights of His love. We will spend all of eternity blown away by the richness, depth, intensity and passion of His love, and the incredibly high price He paid so that He could dwell with a people who shared voluntary love with Him for eternity. We are the objects of His extreme, undying affection, zeal, passion and desire, and He will be the continual fascination and desire of our hearts forever!
The primary reason for our continued existence is to bring others to this great fellowship; to ensure that no-one misses the wedding who could have been there.
The whole reason for our existence as human beings is to know and love God. To know His love, and as the overflow of that hurricane of love percolating on the inside of us, to reach out to others with that same love. Note carefully which comes first!
For untold billions and billions of years I will be gazing at the beauty of the Son of Man, and delighting in His presence as He delights in me. I cannot think of a greater end.
Lord, hasten the day when my faith becomes sight. Hasten the day that I will stand before You with nothing but LOVE to show for all of my days on earth.
After 60/70/80/90 years of earthly human existence you will be asked ONE question:
What did you do with the love of God?
Laugh at it?
Consider it a lesser thing?
Spit in His face with your words/deeds?
Did you know it?
Did you pursue it as the highest calling in existence?
Did you try to do without, settling for having an active ministry life?
What are you going to do with the love of God?
LOVE IS THE GREATEST COMMANDMENT.