Lord of love, Lord of life and everything in it. You are pure and perfect in every way. Love is all of you. You can do nothing outside of your loving kindness. Your discipline stems directly from your love. Your judgement stems directly from your love. Your trials and tests stem directly from your love. Your love: what a perfect picture of beauty and synergy.
You teach us through our own love for our children. How in love I may cause pain or in love I may make my child angry but it is all for a purpose. For an outcome not seeable at that moment by the child. Your love at times causes me pain. Your love at times frustrates me. But I know it is perfect and that you act out of the knowledge of the end and not the means.
Love! Your love is perfect and goes hand in hand with all your other attributes. You are love. Love defines your judgement. Love upholds your power. Love encompasses your wisdom. Love invades your immutability. Love penetrates your patience. Love makes perfect your holiness. Love infiltrates your sovereignty. Love covers all that you are just as each attribute covers and works in and through and around all of your other attributes. You are incredible and faithful and true and LOVE intertwines them all.
God Is Love
Your love is so crushing when I think deeply about it. Who would do what You did? You did not have to solve our problem. We were the ones who disobeyed You! But You came! You came and lived a perfect life among us. There was no fault in You at all. I could only imagine being Mary when you were a child; a confusingly perfect child. Your solution is humanly unthinkable. You did no wrong and yet You took the ultimate punishment. You died a horrendous humiliating death on a stake; fully beaten, bloody, and naked. You were innocent and yet You kept silent because You had a plan. A plan that no one would ever, ever conceive. But You did. Because You are love. That kind of love is crushing. It crushes my heart. It overwhelms me. You are not just loving, You are the epitome of love. YOU ARE LOVE!
“For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life.” (John 3:16, ESV)
God Is Love
Beloved, let us love one another, for love is from God, and whoever loves has been born of God and knows God. Anyone who does not love does not know God, because God is love. In this the love of God was made manifest among us, that God sent his only Son into the world, so that we might live through him. In this is love, not that we have loved God but that he loved us and sent his Son to be the propitiation for our sins. Beloved, if God so loved us, we also ought to love one another. No one has ever seen God; if we love one another, God abides in us and his love is perfected in us.
By this we know that we abide in him and he in us, because he has given us of his Spirit. And we have seen and testify that the Father has sent his Son to be the Savior of the world. Whoever confesses that Jesus is the Son of God, God abides in him, and he in God. So we have come to know and to believe the love that God has for us. God is love, and whoever abides in love abides in God, and God abides in him. By this is love perfected with us, so that we may have confidence for the day of judgment, because as he is so also are we in this world. There is no fear in love, but perfect love casts out fear. For fear has to do with punishment, and whoever fears has not been perfected in love. We love because he first loved us. If anyone says, “I love God,” and hates his brother, he is a liar; for he who does not love his brother whom he has seen cannot love God whom he has not seen. And this commandment we have from him: whoever loves God must also love his brother. (1 John 4:7-21, ESV)