[Part 2 of 7 – Tough Love]
What have you done to earn my unconditional love?
This is the question we unknowingly ask those who are not believers in Christianity. At some point, we decide that only other Christians deserve love, forgiveness, trust, etc. Anyone else is the enemy.
If you’re not for us, you’re against us, right?
Unconditional love is a strange concept to man. In fact, it is one that I dare say no one will ever be able to accomplish with anybody. Even within our own families.
Sure, you say that you love your son and that it is an unconditional love, but when he moves back home, steals money from you, overdoses on heroin, then sticks you with the hospital bill because he can’t keep a job… well, you tend to trust him less and less. You tend to stop forgiving him. You still love him, but unconditional love is so much more than just a warm spot in your heart that will not cool.
You see, God is the only one who can truly give unconditional love. He is not cursed with human emotions. He loves each and every one of us, forgives us the moment we ask, trusts us enough with everything to have given it all to us to oversee. It doesn’t matter how many times we hit rock bottom, it doesn’t matter how many promises to change we’ve broken, it doesn’t matter if we’ve destroyed our lives, God still loves us, forgives us, and trusts us. Continue Reading