During yesterday's reading of the summary of Hosea 1-3, I stumbled upon, no...really it hit me right in the face like a sledgehammer, this section about God's love. Here is what it said:
Your Daily Walk:The Daily Walk Bible, Hosea 1-3.
Love it truly a "many-splendored"--and oft-mistaken--thing.
There's Because Love: "I love you because you're beautiful...because you're talented...because you make me feel special."
There's When Love: "I love you when you're good...when you're faithful...when you're obedient."
There's If Love: "I'll love you if you please me...if you don't hurt me..if you measure up to my expectations."
And then there's God's Love. He doesn't say, "I love you because," or "when," or "if." Rather, God simply says, "I love you, period." No conditions. No "fine print." No timetable.
Way back when, I did a post all about why I loved my husband. You can view that post here. The title of that post was "I Love You Because..."
Holy cow. Talk about a wake up call.
It definitely makes me truly appreciate God's love for me and the fact that it is unconditional. He doesn't love me because I do anything. Thank goodness for that. He just love me. And I will spend the rest of my days trying to show that same kind of love to my husband. To love him not because of what he does...but just love him. Period.