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God is Love…? January 12, 2012

Posted by Gordon Brock in Uncategorized.
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We hear this a lot, we see this a lot, but do we really know what it means? I think we look upon it with our human understanding of love, and I don’t think our human understanding of love is adequate in explaining this phrase, or concept.

Frank viola shares in ‘From Eternity to Here’ how the fellowship of Father, Son, and Holy Spirit is a love triangle, an expression of the purest love, and that this Trinity decided to create a being to express this love to, and have the creation join in the fellowship of love. Adam and Eve got to experience this love as they walked, talked, and abided with the Father in the garden. When they disobeyed God’s command, they changed the dynamic of man’s relationship with God, and man no longer experienced the same abiding, all consuming love that was God. Man still had the desire for this love, as it was placed there by God himself, but without intimate fellowship with God to fulfill it, man had to turn to other humans to fulfill it, and we are left with our current human understanding of love. Which includes misconceptions like, love = sex, something the enemy will happily reinforce to us, twisting the true reason for both love and sex, but that may be a topic for another blog…

We all need love, we all desire love, we all spend our lives wanting to be loved, and that is because we were created to BE LOVED. But loved with a love that is pure, holy, righteous, and selfless. Someone at work put up flyers, the kind that normally have something for sale, with ‘pull off’ phone numbers. But this flyer said ‘Love, take as much as you need’, and the little phone number tags had the word Love instead of a number. Now as hokey as this sounds, people were actually removing the tags and, I assume, taking them to hold on to. That struck my mind as to how much humans need love, yet most don’t understand that the love they truly need is only expressed by the Father. The hole in their heart can only truly be filled by the Indwelling Holy Spirit.

This is not man’s love, and can’t be satisfied by man. It must be satisfied by intimate fellowship with the Creator, and by that I mean the whole Trinity. Intimate fellowship with Abba Father through what Christ the Son has done on the cross, by the power of the indwelling Holy Spirit. Once you have experienced that intimate fellowship, you will get that “aha!” meaning of ‘God is Love’. And I believe that when you understand the love of God, you can experience His love in a deeper way, and you can then better express his love to others.

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