The Fountain of Love
"And he said unto me, It is done. I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the end. I will give unto him that is athirst of the fountain of the water of life freely."
King James Version
We have a fountain of love which was purchased for us by Jesus on the cross of Calvary. It is free to us but it cost Jesus everything; His very life. He shed His precious blood for us on the cross so that we might have eternal life and live with Him in Heaven for all eternity. What love and compassion flowed from the heart of our Saviour the day that He hung on that cruel cross for us. He who had never sinned took all of our sins on Him because He loves us so much.
That same love and compassion flows from His heart for us today. We sing about the love of Jesus; we preach about it; and we write about it but I don’t think any of us really understand or have grasped in our hearts the depths of the love of Jesus for us. The King of Kings and the Lord of Lords willingly died on a cross of horror and agony for us. He was beaten beyond recognition. He was spat upon and cursed. They ridiculed Him and mocked Him.
Think about it, the Saviour of the world endured all of that pain for you. That’s how much He loves you. I receive a lot of emails from people who ask me how Jesus could love them when they have done so many terrible things. The answer is because He is Jesus! He not only is the definition of unconditional love and gives us unconditional love; He is unconditional love. There is no one like Jesus! No one loves you like Jesus love you.
We know that He loves us. The question we must ask ourselves is “How much do I love Him and how much am I willing to give up for Him and do for Him?” Remember, the level of our service to Jesus depends on our level of love for Him. Let me repeat this because it is so important. The level of our service to Jesus depends on our level of love for Him. How much do you love Him? How much are you willing to give Him and how much are you willing to do for Him?
Do you love Him enough to shut off the television and call people and go visit them and tell them how much Jesus loves them? How many emails have you sent telling people that Jesus loves them? Are you willing to get out of your comfort zone and spread the good news of a risen Saviour? Jesus left His comfort zone in Heaven and came to earth to give His life for us. Are you willing to spend the rest of your life in service to the fountain of love, the Lord Jesus Christ?
© 2009 by Joanne Lowe