April 14, 2024

The Church Mouse: Measuring Love

For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.” – John 3:16

One of my favorite Bible verses begins, “For God so loved the world.” 
I will bet that it is a favorite of many folks.  I was thinking about that verse and wondering — just how great is God’s love for us and how could we measure it? I thought about several things that we often use in measuring other things. I thought they might help us measure God’s love however….We might have a problem! 

Sometimes we use a measuring cup to measure things.
If I were making a cake, I would use a measuring cup to make sure that I put in exactly the right amount of flour, sugar, and milk. I wonder if we might use a measuring cup to measure God’s love….however…The Bible says, “The Lord is my shepherd, I shall not want….my cup runneth over,” Psalm 23:1, 5. Well, if our cup runs over with God’s love, I don’t think we could use a measuring cup to measure it, because the cup overflows. 

If we were building a house, we might use a tape measure to measure the length, width, and height of different walls, floors, windows and the roof.
I wonder if we might use a tape measure to measure God’s love….however…The Bible tells us that God’s love is higher than the heavens. (Psalm 108:4)
If God’s love is higher than the heavens, I do not think we could use a tape measure to measure it, could we?

We use a watch to measure time. I wonder if we could use a watch to measure how long God’s love will last….however…The Bible tells us that God’s love is from everlasting to everlasting. (Psalm 103:17)
Wow! If God’s love is from everlasting to everlasting, I do not guess we could measure it with a watch. (Even a Timex could not last that long!)

“For God so loved the world, that he gave His one and only Son that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.” – John 3:16

How do you measure a love like that?
We cannot measure it…….
We do not need to……..
But we just need to accept it and experience it!

PRAYER—“Father, I pray that you may help us to understand how wide, how long, how high, and how deep your love really is for us. Helps us to accept it and share it. Help us to experience it. Help us to remember that you love us no matter what. Remind us that there is nothing we can do to make you stop loving us. We know that your love is a love so great that you gave your one and only Son so that we could have eternal life Remind us that your love is available to all us. Amen.”

the Church Mouse 
Work hard; Pray harder!