15 He is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn over all creation.
Many people have a wrong idea of who God is.
By making God’s invisible qualities visible through Jesus enables you to see God as He really is and how He really feels about you. First, Jesus reveals God is love. Secondly, God loves without limit. Thirdly, God’s faithful love is clearly seen in Jesus—who came not to condemn but to save. As you meditate on these truths, you will always find comfort in God’s love no matter what you may be facing right now.
It is often misleading to measure God’s love by outward circumstance. If you do, it will lead to confusion and frustration. Never define His love by your circumstances; define your circumstances by His love.
As the image of the invisible God, Jesus made one thing visibly clear. Love doesn’t hide. Jesus is God’s way of telling you that He will never hide from you again. Rather, God has chosen to reveal how much He loves you. In Christ, God doesn’t decide whether you deserve His love, but He freely offers His love if you’ll accept it. And if you will, His perfect love will cast out every fear that seeks to consume you (1 John 4:18).
Though the days seems dark, and the road appears long and rough, and the temptation to give in to “the snare of the Devil” (2 Timothy 2:26) looks as if possible, let nothing shake your confidence in God’s love for you.
How wonderful it is to discover more and more of God’s love for you.
© Copyright Richard Tan, 2018.
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