Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Love you for you

Every time I hear this song I think of God's heart towards people. He is waiting with out stretched arms ready to love each person for who He made them to be. 

Love them for them. Not for anything they have done, or would or could do. But just simply love them because He is our great Father.

Wow! Have you ever thought about that before? How God SO loved the world BEFORE while we were STILL sinners so He sent His only Son to die for us. Christ died for us WHILE we were sinners. He didn't wait for us to become "good", He died for us while we were still unlovable.

That's they heart I want to have towards people - I want to love them the way Jesus loves them. Not for what they have done or who they will become or what they will do, but because Jesus loves. 

The first verse of this song makes me think of children all around the world. Here in America, in Africa, in Mexico, in China, etc etc etc etc. Those children who no one seems to care about. Who might be dirty, naughty, and hard to love. Those who have no family, or families who don't care about them.
And I think - God - Let me love them like You love them. You have given me a big heart and wide open arms, fill them with those unloved children. Fill them with those hurting children. Fill them with those abused children. Fill them with those children who have never known what it is like to be loved unconditionally. 
Help me to love them UNCONDITIONALLY. Help me to love them even when they are unlovable. Help me to show them YOUR love. Help me to show them what love really means. 

God is a father to the fatherless. I pray I can show the fatherless that they have a heavenly Father who loves them unconditionally. That I would show them a picture of unconditional love.

I want to be the one who picks them up when they fall down, and who they know if they need a hug or a listening ear or just love love love I am there for them.

I know God has given me this desire for a reason. And I trust Him He will send me the children He wants me to love and to show His love too in His time. Or He will send me to them.

God will love you for you. Not for what you have done or what you will become. HE will show you what love really means.