In a world where divorce is as common as marriage, where we dance to tunes that scream at us about disloyal "hoes" it can get difficult to imagine good relationships. It's kind of a big deal to stay in a committed relationship for longer than 5 years in fact. Men and women are becoming accustomed to staying together for a while as long as we're comfortable and then parting ways when we no longer find pleasure. That's the norm. Love based on conditions is natural to us, well at least to me it is. Because of this fact, it's kind of hard to imagine love that isn't based on actions, but just IS. That's how Gods love is. It doesn't take into account how good or bad we are, it's just there. No matter what.
I've been following the blog www.shereadstruth.com and they're talking about the book of the bible by the name of Hosea. In this book, God shows his people that he will never leave them. No matter what they do. He told his people, the Israelites, that they belonged to him. In fact, the words He used in Hosea 2:19 were "I will betroth you to me forever"----translation = "You're mine! End of story. I'm never leaving." If you've read any Old Testament writing you've probably heard about Israel and it's issues with leaving God to worship idols. They did it a whole lot. And no matter what, God kept on bringing them back to himself.
Does God still feel that way about his people? The answer is yes. God loves you without asking questions. He loves you knowing you'll do him wrong. He loves you knowing you'll probably turn your back on him. He loves us unconditionally and forever.
So if you're a spotless virgin with a 4.0 he loves you. If you've had 50 sex partners and 20 STDs, he loves you. He doesn't care about your past or about your present either for that matter. He says you belong to him. Just like Israel left him a gazillion times to worship idols and he continually reminded them of his love for them, he'll do the same for you.
Unconditional love isn't an idea existing in fairy tales, it's real and it comes from God. If you've never experienced a great relationship, or even just seen a real life example of one, enjoy the reality that a wonderful love-filled eternal relationship is waiting for you. Christ loves you more than you can imagine and no matter what you've done, he'll never hold his love back from you.
Allow his wonderful love to transform you and make you more barefaced and beautiful.
Until next time loves,