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. (Jn. 3:16)

Love is a great and wonderful thing. It is timeless; it is forgiving; it is ever enduring; it is most honorable. God’s love is much more so, it is pure and sweet, and creative and uplifting; it is beauty and grace and mercy all at the same time; can you imagine a world without love? What a tragedy it would be. God’s love is the ultimate: it transcends all boundaries that man puts on it; it soars to greater heights than man can ever imagine; it reaches to the lowest earth, and stretches across the heavens themselves; it is altogether wonderful. The love of God penetrates the coldest of hearts; it breaks the walls of rebellion, and soothes the wretched soul of despair; it brings peace to mankind, and joy to every lonely and forlorn soul; there is nothing greater than the love of God, absolutely nothing.
When men have forsaken me, and life seems futile and harsh, the love of God sees me through; when I despair for my health, or fear for my life, God is there, and His love carries me; when I am destitute and despondent, and just want to die, God quickens me in His love; when my fellow man hates me, and plots against me, my God turns his evil back unto him. I cannot thank Him enough; I cannot praise Him enough; I cannot feel the depths of gratitude that I owe Him because he loves me; there are no words adequate enough to express the joy He gives in love. His love is more than amazing; it is a thousand times greater than wonderful; it supersedes all splendors and the very best of the thoughts of men; it reconciles; it forgives; it builds anew; it creates; it does everything imaginable, and yet we spurn it. Oh foolish man, we do not deserve the love of God, and yet He gives it; unconditionally; impartially; to all men all over the world. Most blessed be the name of the Lord. Lift His name on high; exalt Him beyond the heavenly realms; speak softly of His lovely name, and meditate on His unspeakable grace, and draw nigh unto him in hope. “O wretched man that I am! who shall deliver me from the body of this death?” Only the love of God is able to deliver me. - Marty Dunn

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