In the beginning was real Love: perfect Love, consisting of power, flawless wisdom, and understanding. Love created all things that were created and Love gives life. Because true love is outwardly focused, Love desired an object for His love, so Love made man – unlike anything else He created – to partake in, and of, the unbroken, eternal relationship that exists between the three persons of the One God, Who is Love.
Love gave this man purpose, direction, and choice in order that this man would live in the true love and eternal life he was created for. But this first man, Adam, chose differently than what real Love commands. The first man chose to believe a lie instead of Love. The first man chose self, which is the opposite of Love. The first man broke his flawless relationship with God, thus separating himself, and all mankind after him, from this perfect relationship with God and from the perfect creation.
Mankind and the rest of creation were then subjected to futility, corruption, death, and decay; but because of Love, they were subjected in HOPE. And mankind continues to choose self rather than this Love, while Love continues longing for that unbroken relationship; thus, Love made a way to restore the eternal relationship that He desires and that man broke because mankind cannot overcome death on his own.
The good news of this story is that believing Love did this for you reconciles your heart back to the eternal relationship that Love created you for.
The heart of Love wants your story to merge back into His everlasting story and it’s all up to YOU because YOU are living your story.
(If you’re interested in the scripture passages this story references, I’ll gladly send them to you!)
© 2011 Wendi Wilkins