JOHN SHIRK – In the Year of Exploration, today’s Reason to Believe is the height of God’s love.
Psalm 103, verse 11 says, “As high as the heavens are above the earth, so great is his love for those who fear him.”
High towers are like magnets to our eyes. If we approach a major city, those are the structures that tend to capture our attention first.
But no tower extends into the heavens like the love of God, which reflects the distance that Jesus traveled to demonstrate God’s love at the cross.
Proverbs 18:10 tells us that the name of the LORD is a strong tower; the righteous run to it and are safe.
God’s love stands tall as a place of refuge for our soul.
The height of God’s love is a reason to believe in God’s good news.
JOHN SHIRK – In Ephesians 3:18, the Apostle Paul prayed that we might grasp the height of God’s love for us.
God’s love is tall to the extreme. Psalm 103:11 says, “For as high as the heavens are above the earth, so great is his love for those who fear him.” His love is destined to take His people to new heights, because Jesus said that He would come back and take His followers to be with Him in heaven.
Another way of looking at the height of God’s love is to consider a tower. The name of the Lord is compared to a strong tower that provides safety for the righteous. Towers in cities typically become landmarks for visitors. They might become tourist attractions. They have names that become famous worldwide. The love of God stands tall as a place of refuge in times of danger or uncertainty. We are wise to run there and draw attention to the love of God expressed through the testimony of Jesus.
The height of God’s love is a lesson of faith worth remembering.