Monday, April 29, 2024

Orange Moon Monday, April 29, 2024 "We Will Never Know"

The Special of the Day… From the Orange Moon Cafe…

"We Will Never Know"

"Do we think in this moment that we know how much God loves us?  Will we ever know that which the Bible declares to be immeasurable?  We do not, and we will not."


      We will never know how much God loves us.

      "The love of Christ passeth knowledge" (Ephesians 3:19).

     We can think of this in eternal, ultimate terms, and we should.  Forever will not be long enough to complete our journey into the love of God.  Regardless of how well we discover the mode and measure of His character, nature, and way, the awareness will always be joyfully with us that we have only just begun.  Jude prayed for his readers that God's love would "be multiplied" (Jude 1:2).  His request in time will be answered forevermore as the Holy Spirit progressively unveils the sublime character of God, which will ever lead to greater and greater realizations of His love for us.  The Apostle Paul affirmed God's "great love for us," but made no attempt to define or provide a measure for "great" (Ephesians 2:4).  Paul well knew that no definition or measure exists for such an infinite reality that "passeth knowledge."    

    We should also ponder the wonder of such glory in to terms of now.  In this moment, you and I do not know how much God personally loves us.  We have no idea how much we matter to Him.  We cannot realize the place we hold in His heart.  In countless ways, Scripture bears witness to us of a love beyond our understanding as it relates to this moment.  Certainly, the brightest light and clearest voice shines and sounds from Calvary, where God committed the Son of His eternal love, the Lord Jesus Christ, to His wrath against sin.  Why?  The most familiar of all Scriptural declarations answers…


    "For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in Him should not perish, but have everlasting life" (John 3:16).

   Let us not allow the familiarity of such a wonder to cloud our vision of the blessedness it displays.  Indeed, John 3:16 speaks of everlasting  "wonders without number" to come (Job 9:10).  However, the Spirit of God would have us realize that John 3:16 no less graces this moment, and all to come.  Long ago, God gave His beloved Son to a human life and a human death because He "so loved" human hearts, including mine and yours.  In such holy light, do we think in this moment that we know how much God loves us?  Will we ever know that which the Bible declares to be immeasurable?  We do not, and we will not.  "The love of Christ passeth knowledge."

    May this consideration grace our hearts with remembrance and realization of that which we all know as believers.  May it also remind us that we have only just begun in a journey of discovery that will have no end.  We do not know how much God loves us.  We will never know how much God loves us.  No truth more brightly shines the light and sounds the voice of what we mean to Him, and of the place we occupy in His heart.

There is no end to the quest we know,

forever beckons on.

We soar in skies so bright and blue,

above all clouds and storm.

Yes, we fly into the heart of God, 

as in His Son we trust,

and earth will soon be nothing more

than long forgotten dust.

So spread your wings and catch the wind,

o journeyman of hope,

and race toward horizons blessed

with those who also know

that the quest of hearts is Jesus,

He is our shining sun,

it matters not how far we've come...

the journey's just begun.

"Behold, what manner of love the Father hath bestowed upon us."

(I John 3:1)

Weekly Memory Verse

    Mercy unto you, and peace, and love, be multiplied.

(Jude 1:2)


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