“For, the love of Christ compels us” (II Corinthians 5:14)
Peter the Apostle has written many divine secrets about the love of Christ in his Epistles. He told that His love passes knowledge. You need to be rooted and grounded in His love. Further, you should be able to comprehend what the width, length, depth and height of Christ’s love. Yes. The love of Christ is something which has no saturation point, whatever may be the consuming level. The taste of it never diminishes. His love is better than wine (Song of Solomon 1:2). It is a sacrificial one: a love which dedicates totally for our sake: a love which gives life (John 3:16); love that gives peace and joy. (John 15:11).
In the world, the mother’s love is one step special than the father’s love. When the child is neat and tidy the father will embrace and kiss it. But when the child is dirty and untidy he will tactfully slip away from there after giving a call to the wife asking her to clean the child. How sacrificial the mother is while nurturing a child!
A child playing in the street was hit by a speeding car and was caught under the vehicle. The mother of the child came to the accident spot shouting and screaming. Nobody knew how she mustered so much of strength and to everyone’s dismay she rolled the car single handed and lifted the child caught under. In a normal situation, she could not have pushed such a big object but the love which reached her heart enabled her to carry out such a big task.
Paul the Apostle points out that the love of Christ had been poured in his life by the Holy Spirit (Romans 5:5) and it compelled him (II Corinthians 5:14). This creates an urge to pray and also an urge to please God and to lead a clean life. It is because of this, Paul the Apostle undertook three Gospel tours and gained souls. As that love compelled him, He surrendered fully to die as a martyr of Jesus. Further, he categorically declared: “nor height nor depth, nor any other created thing shall be able to separate us from the love of God which is in Christ Jesus our Lord” (Romans 8:39).
The love of Christ is not an ordinary one. God willed to give the keys of the Kingdom of Heaven to us (Mathew 16:19). If you are a one to place your love on God, it will be a joyful experience for you if you come forward to give all your belongings to God. Dear children of God, are you prepared to give yourself and all which God graciously gave to you, to God? Then God will open the windows of the heaven and give the best to you.
To meditate: “I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that you present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable to God, which is your reasonable service” (Romans 12:1)