The Best Love is The Love of God

by Beverly Alfonso
originally published in
Poems For Life Newsletter :: February 2, 2009

Love is what makes the world go ’round
It stretches from heaven down to the ground
It travels the miles ’til it finds its mark
Right to the center of someone’s heart.

And the heart of the matter is that God had a plan
To rescue and save His created man
He knew he would fall, He knew he would sin
He gave him a chance to start over again.

If that isn’t love, then really, what is?
Who has the power to cleanse and forgive?
God is the answer, He is the One
He sent us a Savior, He sent us His Son.

How best to describe the love of God? I know His love because I’ve experienced His love because I’ve accepted His love, because I’ve received His gift of Jesus Christ. But better than I, His Word is the “go to” place to get a grasp of the depth and scope of His love for each of us and for all of us. I will let His Word speak for Him by reminding us through the following scripture how much and how often He confirms His love to us. It is sort of like He is saying – “How much do I love thee, Let Me count the ways”! But, of course, we can’t count them all because “His love reaches to the heavens…” Psalm 36:5

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

This is love: not that we loved God, but that He loved us and sent His Son as an atoning sacrifice for our sins.
1 John 4:10

Because of His great love for us, God, who is rich in mercy, made us alive with Christ even when we were dead in transgressions – it is by grace you have been saved. Ephesians 2:4-5

He was pierced for our transgressions, He was crushed for our iniquities; the punishment that brought us peace was upon Him, and by His wounds we are healed. Isaiah 53:5

But God demonstrates His own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us.
Romans 5:8

For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord.
Romans 8:38-39

And there are so many more verses of God’s love toward us. It would be easy to fill a book – oh yes! There is one already and it is the Bible. Its’ pages overflow with His love. How can we not love Him – our God and our Savior!

“I will bless the Lord at all times: His praise shall continually be in my mouth.”
Psalm 34:1