One of the truths that our Pastor is continuingly emphasizing is that God loves us. He also says that God’s love is hard for us to comprehend. I think we all know this. There’s not an abundance of examples of this kind of love here on earth.
The other day, I was singing an old song, “I’ve Got a River of Life Flowing Out of Me”, and I thought of this analogy.
God’s love for us is like a river flowing to us. We throw rocks of sin into this river; they make ripples, but they never stop the flow. When we choose a life of sin, sometimes, we actually dam up the flow, but the pressure of his love is always there. One act of repentance permits his love to breach the dam. And if we allow it, the flow of his love will continue to wash away the dam, and his love will pour into our lives. Receiving his love makes us a new person.
This river of God’s love doesn’t stop with us; it flows through us and blesses those around us. When we doubt his love, the waters get murky and hinder the blessings we can bring to others. Once again, our quest in this life is to learn to trust God. A big part of this is to trust that he loves us. The enemy of our souls will shoot fiery darts from the banks of the river to make us doubt God’s love. The shield of faith will divert them.