Week 36: Tuesday – Passion of God

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Day 2 – Passion of God
 
Have you ever wondered what God thinks about?
He is the Creator of the universe.
He is all-powerful and all mighty.
Everything in this universe submits to His authority.
Yet in his grandness and magnificence there is a soft beating of His heart.
This heartbeat has never stopped since the beginning of time.
If I were to answer the question, I would say that God thinks about people.
People are what God is so passionate about. He created them and desires to have an everlasting relationship. However, when sin entered and stood in the way of God and us.  God resolved this problem by sending His own son, Jesus to suffer and die on the cross for our sins.
“By his death, Jesus opened a new and life-giving way through the curtain into the Most Holy Place.” – Hebrews 10:20 (NLT)
The word “passion” comes from the Latin root word “pati,” which means to suffer.
Can you connect the two? God’s passion is you. In other words, God suffered for you.
You were worth His sufferings. He wants to love you unconditionally. He willingly paid the price for it that He had to experience pain and overcome death to make this happen.
So whenever you feel that you’re insignificant, or unimportant, just think about this. The Creator of the universe, the all-powerful and all mighty thinks of you. And He is madly in love with you.
Maybe it is difficult for us to imagine such pure love because of our culture’s disfigurement and poor portrayal of what love should be. However, in Scripture, one of Jesus’s disciples defined love this way:
“This is love: not that we loved God, but that he loved us and sent his Son as an atoning sacrifice for our sins.” (1 John 4:10 NIV)
Take this time and really meditate that God is in love with you. In fact, the Bible reminds us,
“God is love.” (1 John 4:8)
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