“A love like no other”

      No one has ever loved as God has loved.  Oswald Chambers writes, “In the Cross we may see the dimensions of Divine love.  The Cross is not the cross of a man, but the exhibition of the heart of God.  At the back of the wall of the world stands God with His arms outstretched, and every man driven there is driven into the arms of God.  The Cross of Jesus is the supreme evidence of the love of God.”
-Oswald Chambers, Christianity Today, Vol. 37, no. 11.

    A relationship with God is like no other relationship you may have experienced.  God has a unique kind of love for you.  It is unconditional (not based upon meeting certain conditions).  God loves you because He loves you.

    “In this the love of God was made manifest among us, that God sent his only Son into the world, so that we might live through him.  In this is love, not that we loved God but that he loved us…”  (1John 4:9,10John 4:9,10
Spanish: Biblia Reina Valera - revisión de 1995 - RVR95

9 La mujer samaritana le dijo: --¿Cómo tú, siendo judío, me pides a mí de beber, que soy mujer samaritana? --porque judíos y samaritanos no se tratan entre sí--.h 10 Respondió Jesús y le dijo: --Si conocieras el don de Dios, y quién es el que te dice: “Dame de beber”, tú le pedirías, y él te daría agua viva.i

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    In spite of it all, God loved mankind so much that He gave His only Son in a sacrificial gift to purchase our salvation.  The ugliness of man’s sinful nature could not turn God away from the purpose of the cross.  It’s not possible to be “too bad” for God to love you.  His love transcends our evil nature and ways and He keeps on loving us.

    He does not love you based upon your performance.  There is nothing you can do to cause God to love you any more than He already does—and there is nothing that will cause God to love you any less.  He loves you, even more than you love yourself.

    Until now you have probably only experienced conditional love.  Conditional love is based upon what you do. Perform well on the job, on the team, or in the relationship, and you are “loved.”

    In opening your life to Christ, you have found total love and acceptance. That may be hard to comprehend if you’ve never felt totally loved and accepted by anyone.  But it’s true! Unfortunately, you won’t always feel that God loves you.  There will be times when you find yourself doubting not only His love, but also His existence.  You’ll feel like giving up. Don’t.

    God says, “I have loved you with an everlasting love; I have drawn you with loving kindness” (Jeremiah 31:3Jeremiah 31:3
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3 Jehová se me manifestóc hace ya mucho tiempo, diciendo: “Con amor eterno te he amado;d por eso, te prolongué mi misericordia.

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    There is a song that says, “He knew me, yet He loved me…