‘He first loved us’ 1Jn.4
Only four words but a wonderful story is enclosed in them, for these words tell us about the first thing that ever there was. I mean there was nothing else before it. I believe it was the beginning of everything that we know today.
‘He first loved us’. These words are speaking about God and they say that the first thing that Almighty God ever did was to love. Love is the nature of God for ‘God is love’ say the scriptures.
The sun would illustrate this because the first thing that the sun ever did was to shine. It could not do anything else but shine for shining is its nature. Shining is the nature of the sun. God's nature is love, and the first thing that he ever did was to love.
The bible says that he loved you and me, and that is amazing. His loving of you and I was the first thing, of all those things that human beings have taught or thought to have been first. This is the beginning, the original. Here is the ultimate, the apex. There is no higher peak than this. The first thing that Almighty God ever did, ‘he loved us’.
Creation was the outworking of his mighty power. But before he began creations work he loved us.
‘he first loved us’ How can we explore and discover the sincerity passion and depths of his love? How can we measure it? Is there some yardstick that we can use to help us to appreciate it?.