“I have come that they may have life, and that they may have it more abundantly.” John 10:10
Extravagant, Lavish Love
The King of Kings lived in His Home above, a Home filled with beauty and love.
But here below there was sorrow, sin and woe.
Oh, there were evidences of His love but most people simply lived and shoved.
The King of Kings, Jesus Christ, gladly left His home above so each person on earth could experience the peace of God's love.
As we accept Their love and grace our eyes are opened to see evidence of their lavish love all over the place.
We are blessed today beyond measure through myriad ways, all our days.
God is extravagant. Air is free. Trees have not just one green leaf but too many to count. Not just one type of tree but an abundance of kinds. Flowers, some large, some small, most fragrant, some that spread and some grow almost too heavy to hold up their head. Varieties of fruit and vegetables with an abundance of size, colors, flavors and texture. Birds, animals, insects … who can name them all with their various sizes, sounds, purposes.
Freely God gives all this and more. God's greatest creation, man and woman, boy and girl...these are the ones for whom Jesus came to give His life. He wants the fellowship of those who love Him to be forever in His heavenly place.
Jesus came down to earth because God loved all people. When his work was through, Jesus had done all He could do. He longed to return to His heavenly Father and Home. He said: “And now, O Father, glorify Me together with Yourself, with the glory which I had with You before the world was.”
What joy there must have been when He returned, scarred from His unwelcomed visit to the ones for Whom He died. Mission complete. “But as many as received Him, to them He gave the right to become children of God, to those who believe in His name.” John 1:12
His Spirit now allows those who Love the One who loves them beyond measure the joy of knowing they are lavishly loved.
2018 Janice McCament
Across the Ages