3 The Lord has appeared of old unto me, saying, Yes, I have loved you with an
everlasting love: therefore with lovingkindness have I drawn you.
It seems these days that everyone has an agenda. They’re either picketing or walking for those fighting cancer (and there’s nothing wrong with that, by the way), or they’re yelling loudly for their own rights or just complaining because they feel “put upon” by the opinion of others. I’d say in most cases we hear in the news, people are fighting to be heard and many of their actions certainly don’t support love. They want what they want, regardless of what anyone else says, believes, or feels is correct.
I want you to get involved instead today in what I call the 3 ‘U’s’. I believe if you and I do, your entire life will be not just changed but transformed by God’s power. What are the 3 U’s? I’m glad you asked.
Let’s look first at Jeremiah 31:3. This portion deals with God’s promise to restore Israel, but it also shows His great love, compassion, mercy and grace in restoring our lives as well. Here’s how The Message Bible reads: “2[Israel] looking for a place to rest, met God out looking for them! 3God told them, “I’ve never quit loving you and never will. Expect love, love, and more love! And so now I’ll start over with you and build you up again.”
Quite simply, the 3 U’s, explained by Paul Ellis in The Gospel in Ten Words, talks about God’s love from these verses. God’s love is Untainted – pure, clear, not stained or contaminated by sin. God’s love is Unfailing – His love never gives up on us and His loves never runs out. His love is Unconditional – no string attached. God loves us no matter what we do or if we accept Him or not.
Can you see these 3 U’s in God’s character? Have you experienced his pure, unadulterated, ever-encompassing love? God cannot fail. He is always faithful—forever. Maybe when you thought He wouldn’t come through, He did. That’s God’s unfailing LOVE. God’s love is also not conditional or dependent on IF we do or don’t do something. It doesn’t depend on us. It is totally dependent on what’s He’s done through Jesus. God is love!
As you begin to understand these three U’s and their importance and impact in your life, you won’t stay the same. These 3 U’s involve U! Don’t wait any longer to get involved with God’s unfailing love and faithfulness to you, His untainted, full condition-free love for you. Let Him love U today!