Sony’s Thoughts: Unfathomable Love

He left the splendor of Heaven knowing His destiny
Was the lonely hill of Golgotha, there to lay down His life for me

I find myself often longing for Heaven–a place where there is no sorrow or dying or pain. There are no goodbyes, no bills to pay, and no evictions. Doesn’t that sound like paradise to you? As I was reflecting on Christ’s birth the other day, it hit me with greater force that the place that I long to go to get away from the stresses of earth is the very place Christ dwelt before choosing to come face the hardships of earth so that we could one day have a better life.

I now know what Dottie Rambo must have realized when she wrote:

If that isn’t love, the ocean is dry
There’s no stars in the sky and the sparrow can’t fly

“Greater love has no one than this, that he lay down his life for his friends” (John 15:13). Emphasis is often put on Christ’s death as proof of His love but I’d say the minute He chose to come to earth, He was in essence giving up the paradise He knew to join in our life here and that in itself is love unfathomable.

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  1. This was a really tough Christmas for me. I was thinking about this same concept quite a bit. Thank you for the sweet reminder, Sony!

  2. Great devotion, Sony.