Let me tell you about my father’s love. Many years ago, he chose to adopt seven children. After I was grown and had my own children, I realized how much I had under-appreciated what he did. You, see, it is quite natural to love our own children—even if they’re hellions— because they’re part of us. However, to unconditionally love another man’s child requires a greater love! Year after year my dad demonstrated his love by sacrificing time, money, career and perhaps even his desire to have another biological childfor us. And—I wasn’t a thankful, grateful, and well-behaved child, either! He chose fatherhood even though he likely had little idea of all the sacrifice and pain his choice to love us would mean. His example draws my thoughts to my Heavenly Father.  

The day I was born again, God adopted me.

He did so without reservation—even though He already knew all of the pain and sacrifice that He would have to endure for every crime I would commit against His perfect love. Take a minute and ponder that kind of love. I am not sure any of us can really comprehend it! Most of us who have been horribly betrayed by someone we love would not  have chosen to love that person if we had known their future betrayal. Well—God did!

God loves us more than we love ourselves. He offered us love when we hated Him. Jesus, knowing it would cost Him His life said: “But to all who did receive him, who believed in his name, he gave the right to become children of God, who were born, not of blood, nor of the will of the flesh, nor of the will of man, but of God.” (John 1:12-13) Thank you, Heavenly Father, for the gift of your love. Thank you, John Christopher McLarty, for leading me to the incomprehensible love of the Heavenly Father! 

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