Unconditional Love: Jesus loves us In spite of our Drool

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Unconditional love is an act of the will that has absolutely nothing to do with what it will receive in return. The act of Jesus Christ, our beloved Savior giving Himself on the cross for our sins was the ultimate act of unconditional love.

The bible says that God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son that whosoever believes on Him would not perish, but receive everlasting life (John 3:16).

It’s because of Jesus that we are who we are. Without Him, we are nothing.

Unconditional love is an act of the will that has absolutely nothing to do with what it will receive in return.

Upon arriving back from our honeymoon a few years ago, my wife and I settled into married life. We have a somewhat unconventional marriage in that I work from home and my wife works outside the home and commutes to and from work daily.

My work day begins about 2:30 AM when the house is quiet. I generally work from about 2:30-5:30 AM at which time I take a break and go back to bed until about 7:00 AM when my wife leaves for work.

Each morning as my wife leaves, she kisses me goodbye right before she walks out the door. This has been our pattern for the past 5 years.

For the first few days after we were married, I really didn’t think there was anything particularly “special” about our morning goodbyes until the morning I went into the bathroom right after she left for work and looked at myself in the mirror.

The reflection in the mirror was of a guy who had swollen, puffy eyes, horrible morning breath, and dried up drool coming out of his mouth which covered the whole right side of his face.

I felt guilty and apologetic toward my wife. Surely in our dimly lit bedroom she can’t see what I look like in the morning before she kisses me goodbye, I reasoned to myself. But rather than rebuff her goodbye kisses, I decided to make sure the light was on in our bedroom from then on when she left for work.

In doing so, she will see what I look like in the morning and the kisses will stop without me having to tell her not to kiss me. But to my astonishment, the very next morning even with the room brightly lit, she kissed me goodbye anyway!

My wife’s unconditional love saw past every negative. Her unconditional love saw past my crusty, puffy eyes. Her unconditional love saw past my horrible morning breath. Her unconditional love saw past my drool and kissed me goodbye anyway.

Our morning goodbyes haven’t changed very much in our 5 years of marriage. I still start my work day at approx. 2:30 AM. I still go back to bed at 5:30 AM. My wife still leaves at 7:00 AM. And she still kisses me goodbye in our brightly lit bedroom right before she walks out the door each morning.

I don’t know how she does it, but my wife loves me beyond my drool. Being loved unconditionally is amazing.

Receive God’s Unconditional Love

Right now as you read this message, if you’re not at your best, it’s okay. There is nothing that you could do to straighten yourself up enough for God to accept you anyway.

You are imperfect and you will forever be imperfect. You can, however step into perfection by accepting God’s Son Jesus Christ. Lay down your righteousness and accept His righteousness.

You will never sink low enough in life to the point where God cannot reach down and pull you to Himself. Wrap yourself in His unconditional love and experience what true love is all about.

 

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