Oh, what wondrous love!

Some of the most amazing aspects of God’s creation are within the lines of Hebrews 2:5ff.

God made everything because he loved man. “For it was not to angels that God subjected the world to come, of which we are speaking,” the writer of Hebrews 2:5, 8 tells us, “putting everything in subjection under his feet.” Man’s feet.

God’s creation was not made for the enjoyment of the heavenly host, but it was made and given to man ― to you and me. See how much God loved man! The world and everything in it is a testimony of this love.

Then, when Adam and Eve rejected and disobeyed God’s command, that love was expressed again as the Lord God moved everything in heaven and earth to reconcile us by the blood of his only begotten son (Acts 20:28). The writer of Hebrews continues, “But we see Jesus, who for a little while was made lower than the angels, crowned with glory and honor because of the suffering of death, so that by the grace of God he might taste death for every one,” (Hebrews 2:9 RSV).

Hymn writer William Walker wrote, “What wondrous love is this, O my soul, O my soul? What wondrous love is this, oh my soul! What wondrous love is this that caused the Lord of bliss to bear the dreadful curse for my soul, for my soul!”

Indeed, that wondrous love escapes our ability to describe it, doesn’t it?

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