All you need to know is summed up here!
“For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life. For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but to save the world through him.” – John 3:16-17
When I read this passage I can’t help but think of someone from the time of Martin Luther and The Great Reformation who having never been able to read the Bible due to language difficulties was constantly browbeaten, ridiculed and devalued by the religious leaders of their day until the Bible was finally in the language they could read and they stumble upon this passage!
When I read this I think of the woman caught in adultery. She was being beaten, spat upon yelled at and called names that would have caused me to have my mouth washed out with soap for a week when I was a boy, but then she looks up from the ground with no hope and even less self-worth or value and as someone begins to wipe the spit and the blood and the tears from her face – she looks into the eyes that Are Love, Kindness, Peace, Hope and Grace!
When I read this I think of the man or woman who is living under the bridge who has lost everything for one reason or another or the prostitute, or the alcoholic, or the young girl just sold into slavery in the Philippines!
Why do I think of these people?
Because finding God happens when you come to the end of yourself!
Until you have complete inability and a bankrupt soul, the Need for His non-condemning and unconditional Love will not bring you to your knees with Awe and Adoration!
God in a nutshell can be summed up in one very Amazing and yet Very abused four letter word:
GOD IS LOVE!!
Not Love like any other Love you have ever heard about or been around but LOVE that never condemns, always accepts and IS Always waiting to wipe the spit, shame, condemnation and pain out of your life!