Overwhelmed by God’s Love

Linda sent us this last night, “Animals Show Gratitude to Their Rescuers” (https://fellowshipoftheminds.com/2017/05/26/animals-show-gratitude-for-being-rescued/), and I can’t get it out of my mind. If you haven’t seen it yet, please open the link.

Of all the uncounted multitude of gods worshiped by human beings over thousands of years, only of our God was it ever said, “God is love.” No one ever said “Zeus is love” or “Marduk is love” or “Quetzalcoatl is love,” but only “God is love”–our God, who made the heavens and the earth.

When you try to absorb this, it’s overwhelming. God really is love. He has infused His entire creation with it.

Birds and animals know this! Even in a fallen world, they know it.  Whatever will it be like, when God regenerates His whole creation, free of death and sin? Will it be only animals and people who leap for joy, or will the very hills dance, and the stars sing?

We are not yet equipped even to imagine it. But someday we will be.

“Behold what manner of love the Father hath bestowed on us, that we should be called the sons of God. Therefore the world knoweth us not, because it knew Him not./ Beloved, now are we the sons of God, and it doth not yet appear what we shall be. But we know that when He shall appear, we shall be like Him; for we shall see Him as He is.”   –I John 3:1-2

About leeduigon

I have lived in Metuchen, NJ, all my life. I have been married to my wife Patricia since 1977. I am a former newspaper editor and reporter. I was also the owner-operator of my own small business for several years. I wrote various novels and short stories published during 1980s and 1990s. I am a long-time student of judo and Japanese swordsmanship (kenjutsu). I also play chess, basketball, and military and sports simulations. View all posts by leeduigon

8 responses to “Overwhelmed by God’s Love

  • Phoebe

    What a lovely post, Lee! Thank you for blessing us with it.

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  • Linda Sorci

    When my 2 1/2 year old granddaughter gets here today, I’ll be showing her these videos 🙂

    Everyone – you may need tissues. I did.

    Our God has given such good gifts. Rejoice!.

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  • Linda Sorci

    And here’s another one of love and loyalty. Only God could have thought of these gifts:

    https://fellowshipoftheminds.com/2017/05/27/puppy-refuses-to-leave-owner-injured-in-fall/

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    • leeduigon

      Maybe I ought to post video of a sumo match or two, just so people don’t get the idea that we’re all a lot of softies around here.
      Nah… Heaven forbid we shouldn’t appreciate the beauties of God’s love, which takes so many forms and comes to us, often, in little furry vessels.
      Just one of those things He thought of, in creating the universe–which never would have occurred to any of us.
      Aren’t you glad God created everything, and that it wasn’t left up to any human being (or worse, a committee)?

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  • UnKnowable

    C’mon guys, you know I’m driving today and it’s hard to drive with tears in my eyes. 🙂

    As I see the world around me decline daily as it gives way to mayhem, I am ever more struck by the degree to which this fallen world has become alienated from its Maker. In contrast, I see an animal kingdom that reflects the glory of the God Whom created it. When I see these animal videos, I am always struck by the innocence and guilessness of these creatures.

    All praise to Yahweh, the Creator of everything. May He send His Son soon.

    Amen, come quickly Lord Jesus.

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  • UnKnowable

    Rereading this brings to mind a Mark Twain quote: “If you pick up a starving dog and make him prosperous he will not bite you. This is the principal difference between a dog and man.”

    Animals are a fine reflection of the glory of our Maker. Over and over, I am struck by their nobility.

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  • Linda Sorci

    Thanks for reposting this, Lee. It’s so heartwarming and in these times, we need all the heartwarming we can get. Praise God! and the love He gives!

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