How deep is the Love we call God?
In July I wrote an article called “Our Soul; An Imitation of God” wherein our soul is a part of God which he gave us at creation. This reflection takes us one step further by looking into the deeper essence of what that Love entails. We can not imagine the sense of Love that we deem is God without peering into the fulfillment of grace God gives to each human being even when the signs of rejection seem to be contrary to love.
To reach into the essence of what real love looks like from a human perspective we must examine our own heart and find a longing for something we’ve lost, like a lost family member. I just watched a documentary on “Life” TV called “Lost”. If you’ve viewed a movie that is heart-tearing that will bring forth emotions, this documentary did exactly that. Its main thrust showed different families who had been disrupted when one young sibling was given up for adoption for any reason and it became years that passed without any sign of a reconnection. Through the diligent efforts of some people whose job was to reunite members separated by time the results were emotional to say the least.
This is the impetus of the Love we call God, a very deep and endearing element of how much we are connected to each other, especially blood relatives. Let’s go back to the soul God gives to us, one entity that is filled with himself and called Love. If anyone goes through life without ever losing a parent or sibling during their growing up the term lost means little. But the reality of adoption in many cases creates an emptiness that may or may not impact the child who feels that separation. But deep down there is a void that cries out to be filled with the blood connection that once was real, and now the need to reconnect becomes paramount with searching on one or both sides of the family members. That is when the Love God gave to us begins to swell looking for that part that is lost.
When a person yearns for what that Love can accomplish, it is not an end of wars or any other strife, an answer to prayers that will change the mode of the world's deepest problems, and none of the lack of understanding theological premises. It is the essence of a lost loved one finding their sibling or parent that makes the difference.
How deep the Love that is God can go may be found beyond the outward existence of words itself. It is a complete emptying of self-adherence probabilities and makes no room for selfish designs. There is no description that human beings can promote or declare whole when receiving this Love that is God. When God created us to be like him, he already was beyond the selfless entity that we became. This element of pure essence is God who is Love which no other descriptive element can compare with.
After entering heaven it will be the past family members that will take precedence of what happened to my parents, siblings, and those who love God. This does not exclude Christ who no doubt will be number one to meet us, but once the initial judgment has concluded the reuniting, however it is prescribed, with family will make a difference. It is that Agape Love that is God, and benefits our soul with God’s essence and unites us one with all souls in heaven.
Ralph B. Hathaway