This morning, I finally got back into my Bible study. We are studying the Pentateuch and this morning’s lesson was on Abram and his journey to the Promised Land and his covenant with the Lord. As I was reading, it occurred to me that when God created man, He did so with the intention of us being His companions. He created us with the intention of having a real relationship with us. No matter how poorly we act or how much we mess up, He loves us unconditionally. As humans we find that kind of love difficult to imagine. We put contingencies on our relationships and alter our behavior according to that of the other person’s. What if we gave all we had and expected nothing in return? What would our world look like?
The Lord has appeared of old to me, saying:
“Yes, I have loved you with an everlasting love;
Therefore with lovingkindness I have drawn you.
This week, try giving to someone expecting nothing in return. Give with your whole heart. You may be surprised at the results.