God is so...
As I continue to prepare this Sunday's Sermon, a great resource for me is an excellent Commentary on the Gospel of Matthew written by Michael Wilkins. In his discussion on the 'Greatest commandmeNt' (Matthew 22:37-40) Wilkins quotes George MacDonald's description of god's Love demonstrated to and for Us:
God is so beautiful, and so patient, and so loving, and so generous that he is the heart and soul and rock of every love and every kindness and every gladness in the world. All the beauty in the world and in the hearts of men, all the painting, all the poetry, all the music, all the architecture comes out of his heart first. He is so loveable that no heart can know how loveable he is-can know only in part. When the best loves God best, he does not love him nearly as he deserves, or as he will love him in time.
Wow! God's Amazing love!