Faith makes a fool of what makes sense, grace found my heart where logic ends.
When justice called for all my debts
The friend of sinners came instead
~Here Now Hillsong
There is something that beats logic and it’s called love. Love is synonymous with madness.
2Corinthians 5: 13 For if we are beside ourselves, it is for God; or if we are of sound mind,it is for you.
14 For the love of Christ compels us, because we judge thus: that if One died for all, then all died;
Paul says if they are out of their mind it’s for God and their sanity is for you- why? because the LOVE of Christ compels them.
There are things love will make you do that you are suuuuurrreeee you would never do in your right mind.
I love how Paul puts it in
1Thessalonians 1: 3 remembering without ceasing your work of faith, labor of love, and patience of hope in our Lord Jesus Christ in
He calls it the labour of love. In love there is a labour, love labours in us.
We see that God loved his son but for his love for the world he esteems the world above his son. Likewise Jesus esteemed the world above any humiliation or suffering he had to endure.
There are things you can never do unless love compels you!
Because only the compulsion of love can sustain you
With such a mindset you cant faint because even when you don’t feel it even when you feel like giving up somehow you will remember and look upon this love somehow the love of Christ will make you move on.
Paul says he is a prisoner of Christ because there is this love about Christ that just makes him want to preach want to pray want to reach out to the lost.
Paul tasted this love and he feels everyone must experience it.
Today we celebrate LOVE
John15: 13 “Greater love has no one than this, than to lay down one’s life for his friends.