“I have loved you as the Father has loved Me. Abide in My love.” John 15:9
The Father has loved us with the SAME love that He has for His Son. Papa has been giving me some insight lately into how well He loves His Son. One definition of the word “abide” that I love is “to be held continually.” So let’s try out John 15:9 again with different verbage. Jesus says to you, ” I have loved you with the same love that the Father has shown towards me. I am inviting you to be held continually in this love.”
The Father’s full affection and attention is directed towards His Son at all times. The Father cannot stop thinking about His Son! He is all ears, all eyes, all heart, all thoughts toward His Son- ALWAYS! He burns with consuming fire love for His Son.
When His Son walks in the room, the Father’s face LIGHTS UP! He never hesitates to greet His Son wholeheartedly. He lavishes EXTRAVAGANT affection on His Son- He is completely interested in everything the Son is doing, saying, thinking, feeling. The Father never apologizes for loving His Son wholeheartedly.
The Father loves to look at His Son! He studies every part of the Son’s infinite beauty and falls even more in love with His Son. The Son, also, is captivated by the gaze and beauty of His Father. Can you imagine the intensity of the gaze that the Father and Son share?! Whoa!
The Son rests COMPLETELY assured in the love of His Father. It is enough for the Son that He belongs to His Father. All of Jesus’ security rests in His belonging to the Father.
The Son loves to be loved by His Father! Jesus is SO GOOD at receiving love! The Son’s ability to rest secure is because of His ability to receive the love of His Father. Jesus basks in, dwells in, and swims in the endless ocean love of His Father.
The Son knows how to love so well because He has been loved so well by His Father! This is the same love that He loves us with. THIS is the love that we are invited to abide in- to be held continually in.
God, pour Your Spirit of Adoption ALL OVER US! Let the ONLY foundation of Your church be Jesus, and let our ONLY true security as Your people come from our identification with You… that You have reached out to us, we have said YES to You, and You have made Your dwelling place IN us and are making all things new in us.
Fill Your people with the security of being Yours- release heart level revelation of You claiming us as Your own. We say, “Come and have all of us. You are worthy, You are deserving, of ALL of us.” Let us be a people about ONE thing…….YOU!
“One thing I ask of the Lord; this is what I seek: that I may dwell in the house of the Lord all the days of my life, to gaze upon the beauty of the Lord and to seek Him in His temple.” Psalm 27:4