How Deep The Father’s Love For US
“How deep the Father’s love for us,
How vast beyond all measure,
That He should give His only Son,
And make a wretch His treasure.”
“I thought to myself, I would love to treat you as my own children! I want nothing more than to give you this beautiful land – the finest inheritance in the world. I looked forward to your calling me Father and I thought you would never turn away from me again.” (Jeremiah 3:19-20)
“But God showed his great love for us by sending Christ to die for us while we were still sinners” (Romans 5:8)
Oh how I love this song. The words are beautiful and full of life. With the knowledge of Christ, we suddenly realise how truly deep the Father’s love is for us. It is the Father’s love that shows us Christ. Shows us our need for Him, shows us how much there is. Such an immeasurable love, beyond all compare. So vast, that it continually renews us day by day. Shows mercy to us again and again even when we don’t deserve it. The verse in Romans helps explain how great His love really is. The most cherished part of God is His Son. Not only that, but we are undeserving of His love. We are sinners. I am a wretch, filthy and undeserving.
Yet God still gave His only Son, to make a wretch His treasure. He still poured out His love on us. Not a part of it, but all of it. All God’s love is available to us and we see this in Jesus Christ His Son.
How deep the Father’s love for us! But what good is a love that is rejected. If we turn away from it and refuse to be a part of all God has for us, how can we experience God’s love to the full? How can we dive into the depths of God’s love? I did not say that God would stop loving. No, His love is too wide to finish, too long to come to an end. Yet, if we walk away from it we will never get to know God’s love, we will never be able to see His worth. God’s love is poured out to make a wretch His treasure.
God longs to treat us as His children. He wants to give us the finest inheritance in the world. What do you think made the land beautiful and such a wonderful gift to God’s people. Not the land itself, but God who is every part of the land. His presence in the land makes it beautiful, the very best place to be. Only when we accept this, and long for all God’s love, calling Him Abba Father, will we begin to understand.
May we, as His children, look forward to calling God our Father. May we dive deep into all God is, into His love, vast beyond all measure. May we dance with joy as children who celebrate the rest we have, celebrating the wonderful Father we have. Father we love you, and may we continue to pursue all your love, your boundless love.