Extravagant Love

Do you know just how much God loves you? Have you fully comprehended what He did by sending His Son to die for you? Do you realize God spent all of Himself to show you His love? Do you see His extravagant love?

God knows we are human and we will fail. He knows we cannot live perfectly. And yet, He continues to love us despite our failures. He sent His Son to cover all our failures with His blood so that we can be with Him for eternity.

Sometimes we turn away from God, seeking our own way. We are lured by the world to strike out on our own, to seek its riches and glory. But when we turn back to God, He is standing there with His arms wide open, ready to welcome us back into His family.

Sometimes we are self-righteous and angry at God for welcoming the wayward person back. We may be frustrated knowing we have served Him for many years and thinking we are not receiving any more than the one who just came home. God still wants us to be with Him.

No matter which of the situations fits you, God wants you to be at the feast table when He celebrates the marriage of His Son to His wonderful bride, the church. He wants you to worship Him for His extravagant and inexpressible love. He wants you to return to Him, whether from living wildly or living self-righteously.

I pray we all see God’s extravagant love for us. I pray we understand His inexpressible love. I pray each of us understands that God spent all of Himself for each one of us. See how much God loves you. Understand how big His love is. Know that God spent everything on you. Return His love. Show His love to others.

Luke 15:31-32 “‘My son,’ the father said, ‘you are always with me, and everything I have is yours. But we had to celebrate and be glad, because this brother of yours was dead and is alive again; he was lost and is found.’”

Published by martypressey

Marty is a Pastor, retired Marine and dedicated Christian who has taught adult Bible classes and preached for 20 years. He currently serves as pastor of 3 United Methodist Churches. He believes being well-grounded in the Scriptures is key to living a better life. He brings a layman’s viewpoint to all his classes and sermons, helping others understand how to apply Scripture to their daily lives. When he sees others understand the message of a particular passage, it brings him great joy. He has seen his faith increase exponentially over the years; fully believing God has a plan and is executing it. He feels blessed to be part of that plan.

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