The Divine Romance - John 1:1,14

Verse of the Day - Day 137

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Today's Bible Verse:

John 1:1,14
In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God ... And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us, and we have seen his glory, glory as of the only Son from the Father, full of grace and truth. (ESV)

Today's Inspiring Thought: The Divine Romance

These verses in the Gospel of John speak of Genesis 1, the opening scene of the biblical drama.

The first chapter of Genesis introduces us to the two main characters in the Bible: God and man. Christian author Gene Edwards refers to this drama as The Divine Romance. Here are some excerpts from the opening pages of his book:

He was alone.

He was also love.

Yet there was no counterpart for him to love. 

There can be two!

Exulting in revelation, he consecrated his whole being to this one task: to have ... a bride.

In the book of Genesis, we meet God, the Almighty Creator, but he is alone. Then God who is Love, reveals the counterpart, the ultimate object of his love—man. But this was only the beginning. God had merely set the stage, and the drama had just begun.

In the Gospels, as John explains here in chapter 1, the divine romance continues to unfold to a greater degree. God, through his Son Jesus Christ, comes to dwell with us and in us. The fullness of his glory and grace was now revealed to the world.

 

Christ, God's glory revealed, shed his innocent blood, so that we might be forgiven. He washed away our sins so that we could be dressed in white.  

The divine romance culminates in the book of Revelation with the church, the body of Christ—you and me—being reunited with Jesus Christ and presented to him as his Bride.

 

Have you experienced the completeness of God's love? His love is not limited by time, space, or any other boundary. It is unconditional and eternal, lasting for all time. It's better than any human love because it will supply you with everything you need for your journey here on earth until its fulfillment in heaven.

God loves you individually. No one knows you like God does. He knows what's best for you. He made you, and that's why no other individual can love you like he can. 

Have you seen his glory? Have you met the Son of God? Have you entered into this divine romance?

If not, you've come to the right place. You can receive Jesus Christ and his free gift of salvation today. 

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