Nothing can separate you (anyone in Christ) from the love of Christ except you. Though the enemy will try so hard, it is written,
“Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? shall tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or peril, or sword? As it is written, For thy sake we are killed all the day long; we are accounted as sheep for the slaughter. Nay, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him that loved us. For I am persuaded, that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor powers, nor things present, nor things to come, Nor height, nor depth, nor any other creature, shall be able to separate us from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord.” (Romans 8:35-39)
While we were yet sinners, Jesus died for us so we can be reconciled to God and have life in abundance, and we love Him because He first loved us. God gave us His only begotten Son. He is able and always willing to bless us according to His will and to His glory (see Romans 8:32, John 3:16, 1 John 4:19, Romans 5:8).
The Lost Son
The prodigal lost son (see Luke 15:11-24) asked his father to give him his portion of his father’s property because his eyes were in the world. “Love not the world, neither the things that are in the world. If any man love the world, the love of the Father is not in him.” (1 John 2:15)
So he left with the portion the father gave him. He thought that would not run out, but it is only the father’s love that cannot be exhausted. When he had finished all he had and had nothing to feed on, he began to feed on pods that pigs were eating.
Love of the Father
The situation became unbearable for him. He finally came back to his senses and said to himself, “I will arise and go to my Father, and will say to Him, Father, I had sinned against heaven and before You.” The lost son didn’t let his heart condemn him to the extent that he could not return to his Father, his first love (see 1 John 3:20-21). Proverbs 28:13 says, “He that covereth his sins shall not prosper: but whoso confesseth and forsaketh them shall have mercy.” (see 1 John 1:9).
The father had already forgiven him the moment the son repented in his heart – and even before he confessed it because the father had seen his heart (see Isaiah 65:24). The father received him with compassion from afar. It is the father’s will that the lost should return to Him, our first love. Instead of condemnation, the father put the best robe on him, the ring on his hand, and shoes on his feet. The father welcomed him and received him as a son dearly loved, and prepared the fatted calf to celebrate his return.
Jesus is Calling
No matter what you have done wrong or whatever has taken you away from the Father, Jesus is calling you back into His warm and loving arms. His love never has and never will wax cold. Proverbs 8:35-36 says, “For whoso findeth me findeth life, and shall obtain favour of the Lord. But he that sinneth against me wrongeth his own soul: all they that hate me love death.”
Jesus is our first love and is reaching out to you to return to your first love. “For what shall it profit a man, if he shall gain the whole world, and lose his own soul? Or what shall a man give in exchange for his soul” (Mark 8:36-37).
Jesus’ Love For You
If you are willing to give your life to Christ, you can pray the prayer below.
“Lord Jesus, I am a sinner, please forgive me of my sins. I believe You are the Son of God, You died for my sin, and God raised You from the dead. I accept You as my Lord and Savior, please come into my life, in Jesus name.”
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