“For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life” (John 3:16).
The whole of the Bible is filled with divine love. If the juice of the same is extracted, it will be drops of divine love only. The Scripture says, “For God so loved the world.”
If a river is there, it is inevitable that there must be a 'source stream.' Similarly, if love is there in existence, there must be a source from which it originated. Lord God's heart is that place from where the love took its birth. That is the birthplace of the flood of love. When God willed to reveal His love to the world, He decided to give His only Begotten Son to it.
He sacrificed His loving Son on the Cross of Calvary for the sake of the transgressors and the sinners. That is divine love. It is a sacrificial love with no expectations and one which commands admiration. This world is filled with love which is untrue, hypocritical and selfish. Many people will pretend to be with love but later it will be found to be fake.
Look at the love of Jesus Christ. “....having loved His own who were in the world, He loved them to the end” (John 13:1). “To the end” gives the meaning 'the end in which He gave His life on the Cross of Calvary' and 'an eternal love till the end of the world.'
The love will inspire to sacrifice. It is because of his immeasurable love over God, Abraham came forward to sacrifice his only son Isaac for God. He went to the extent of placing his son on the altar for the purpose of sacrificing. In the same way, Lord the Father placed His only begotten Son on the altar of Calvary.
The Scripture says, “He who did not spare His own son, but delivered Him up for us all, how shall He not with Him also freely give us all things?” (Romans 8:32).
Dear children of God, think of the love of Calvary and meditate His wounds and the sufferings He experienced for your sake. See! Was He not beaten, broken and crushed for your sake! That love expects that of yours. Let the love of Christ compel you. Let it pierce through the ministries. God who is impartial, gave His love for us to taste it. Is it not? Let us also give our impartial love to others and inherit the divine blessings.
To meditate: “Behold what manner of love the Father has bestowed on us, that we should be called children of God!” (I John 3:1).