By Pastor Bobby McMullen
2nd Chance Ministries
Beloved, the fundamental basics of all of Christ’s teaching and parables is one word: Love.
This is evident in the writings of Dr. Luke. In fact, it has been said that out of all the Gospel writers, Luke stresses more of the human and compassionate side of Christ.
Luke not only shows or teaches us just how much love Christ has for us as his children, he also shows us his heart, nature and character.
One popular entertainer asks the question “What’s Love Got to Do with It.” Beloved, “Love” has everything to do with it. Romans 5:8 tells us, “But God demonstrates his own love toward us, in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us.”
In other words, when we didn’t love him, he still love us. When we didn’t know love, he showed us that he is love. The type of love that Christ shows us is called “agape,” a Greek word meaning Unconditional. This is the kind of love that is shown regardless of the circumstances. Isn’t it nice to know that our Lord and Savior “Jesus the Christ” will you Just Because?
Let’s look at Luke 15; Christ, show us what real love is all about. The parable of the lost sheep, the parable of the lost coin and the parable of the lost son all show us that God’s love is “unconditional.” In other words, God’s love is an “In Spite of Kind of Love.” He loves us In Spite of what we have done. Or, In Spite of What We Have Not Done.
We as parents love our children even when they have done wrong. God loves us even more. In spite of our disobedience, he loves us. In spite of our hang-ups, he loves us, In spite of our weakness, he loves us. In spite of our selfishness, he loves us.
So when the cares of this life get you down and you feel like all hope is gone, when you feel like all your days are cloudy and filled with rain or when you feel like you have let him down, know that God’s love will reach beyond your circumstances.