Faith Focus: Advent | The majesty of love

"For what can be known about God is plain to them, because God has shown it to them. For his invisible attributes, namely, his eternal power and divine nature, have been clearly perceived, ever since the creation of the world, in the things that have been made." –Romans 1:19-20 (ESV)

This Christmas, I want to ponder who is the God who loves me. If you really want your jaw to drop at the mightiness of the God who loves you, read Job. To better grasp who this love is, meditate for a bit on Job 38-41.

At one point, God rhetorically asks Job if he has ever “walked in the recesses of the deep.” Of course God has – he made it! Did you know scientists are considering calling a recently discovered octopus “Adorabilis” because it is so cute? God hid an adorable little octopus in the recesses of the deep only he knew about until recently.

God asks Job, “Have you entered the storehouses of the snow?” Every single snowflake has six sides, and yet, under a microscope, each one is completely unique in its design. Our loving Lord forms flakes out of 180 billion molecules of water, and how many of these precious snow crystals melt without anyone appreciating them?

If all this glory is in a fallen world, what might this love have in store for his people in heaven? The God who created this majesty, and more we don’t even know about, has prepared a place for us to enjoy him for eternity. This is the love that came for us. This is the love that died and rose so we may be adopted as his children. We will get to plumb the depths of that love for all eternity. It is going to be amazing!

Ellen Porter is the founder of BraveLove. She and her husband live in Dallas and are the tired and thankful parents of four young children.

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