The truth found in the Scriptures is that God loves us with an everlasting love, even when we don’t love Him. In fact, at the point of our deepest sin and rebellion, at the time of our greatest rejection of Him, at the very moment of our disdain for the sacrifice of His Son, “God demonstrates His own love toward us, in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us” (Rom. 5:8). And He expects, even commands, us to love each other with the kind of love He has for us.
Which leads us to ask a couple of questions.
How can we love others with God’s love when we find it so hard to feel loved by God ourselves?
Does God sometimes hide from us and our pain?
And, if not, why does He allow pain and suffering to happen to me and my family?
Where is His love during those bad times?
Troubling questions. Do you want to know the answers? If so, keep listening.
The following is a study on Colossians 1:3-5.