A Measure of Love

Creator, how can You keep loving us? Why do You keep loving us?

We have worked so hard to push You out of every part of our society and our lives as we can.

We have profaned Your name in every way possible, especially by teaching as truth what is lies. We have spread misinformation about who You are and about Your nature, including about Your Love and Your Justice.

We have said You don’t exist and taught our children they come from some ancient ooze. Instead of seeing Your image in every precious human, we look at people as being a commodity. We take life simply for reasons of convenience, even slaughtering our children in the womb. How is that any different than the ancient sacrifices of children to pagan gods?

We even dehydrate and starve to death those we assume have no good quality of life (in our eyes) due to disability or being comatose. They no longer seem useful to us, so we just kill them. How is that any different than slavery where person’s value is only based on what they can produce?

Speaking of slavery, we have allowed the horrific practice of human trafficking. Women and children are being tortured and used in many evil ways and murdered. And we have allowed it all on our watch! We who have turned a blind eye to it deserve to be treated in the same manner.

Oh, how Your heart must ache and grieve so deeply. It’s a wonder You haven’t come down and just removed us all–permanently!

The world got so bad at one point You had to cleanse it with a worldwide flood. You gave us the rainbow as a sign of Your promise to never do that again, yet we have managed to profane even that by making it stand for something it was never intended to stand for. You have told us there’s another cleansing coming on the world–one of fire. The fact it hasn’t happened yet is a sign of Your mercy and love. But it will happen and we will all stand before You, judged for our rebellion.

But we have hope! Just as You provided the ark for anyone who would listen and choose to go in during Noach’s day, You have provided another ark to keep us from eternal judgment. What Yeshua did on the execution stake paid the penalty for our rebellion. If we embrace and love You and Your ways and accept what Yeshua did for us, we will be with You for eternity in the new heaven and new earth You will recreate after the old ones are cleansed by fire.

Some people see You as being harsh in all of this. I don’t. I see amazing love and grace. Truth is, we all deserve to be wiped off this beautiful planet You put us on. We are so ungrateful and unloving toward You and one another in so many ways. Even when we do love, how often is that love really based on something we get in return? How often do we love for absolutely no reason other than the other person needs it?

Thank You for pouring out such an absolutely huge and amazing measure of love toward us!

May we go through our day in awareness of You and Your love and your mercy, while not forgetting Your justice.

About BatTikvah

I am a woman who loves life and loves to see others love life, too. I love and serve the Creator, the God of the Bible...the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob. Because of what the Creator has done in my life, I am here to help others now. I hope we can journey together!
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