Experiencing God’s Love. By Billy Graham
As I read the Bible, I find love to be the supreme and dominant attribute of God. Because of His holiness, God cannot condone or countenance sin, but He loves the sinner.
Because He is just, He cannot excuse sin. But since His love goes hand in hand with His justice, He has made provision to forgive sin through the atonement of His Son. “God demonstrates His own love toward us, in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us” (Romans 5:8).
The promises of God’s love and forgiveness are as real, as sure, as positive as human words can make them.
But just as the total beauty of the ocean cannot be understood until it is seen, God’s love cannot be understood until you experience it, until you actually possess it. No one can fully describe the wonders of God’s love.
Some of our modern “experts” in theology have made attempts to rob God of His warmth, His personal affection for mankind and His sympathy for His creatures.
Never question God’s great love, for it is as unchangeable as His holiness. Were it not for the love of God, none of us would ever have a chance in the future life. But God is love! And His love for us is everlasting!
But God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us