And then suddenly, when those others start having faces and hearts and stories and brokenness, you begin to see just why Dad loves them like he loves you—unconditionally.
It’s not always easy to love if we’re honest. It’s not always easy to understand, from our perspective, how God is now, and has always been, love.
We expect performance. We expect to earn someone’s affection. We expect to be loved based on what we’ve accomplished.
Dad has no such expectations.
God created us to be the objects of his affection. It is our sole purpose to be loved by him and to love him back. But love is a choice, so it can only truly be love when the recipient chooses to love in return.
Thus, we get this creation we live in. There first had to be a choice—to turn away from God’s love and experience something other—or to turn…
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