By Daniel Zamora
During our lifetime, we are confronted with the question “do you love me?” either initiated by ourselves or someone else. This is a way to affirm and reassure anyone our deep feelings and thoughts about that person. When asked it to children, after their first positive answer, it is followed by another question, how much? “I love you so much” is the short and simple answer but, especially with little kids, they like to measure how much is much.
Thinking of God’s love, King David expressed in Psalm 36: 5-7 the following thoughts,
Your love, O Lord, reaches to the heavens,
your faithfulness to the skies.
Your righteousness is like the mighty mountains
your justice like the great deep.
O Lord, you preserve both man and beast.
How priceless is your unfailing love!
Both high and low among men find refuge in the shadow of your wings.
These thoughts resemble so much to the answers given by many children but written in adult-like vocabulary. From it, it is clear how great the love of the Lord is. However, have we considered how much God loves us? How much do you love your parents? How much do you love your children? Our Heavenly Father loved his own son, Jesus. As we remember the historic events that gave the name of Holy to this week, let us be reminded that God loved us so much, that he planned and allowed his own Son to give his life for us.