Over the summer, I was given a copy of Francis Chan’s book ‘Crazy Love’.
As the title suggests, Chan tells the reader of God’s ‘Crazy Love’ for us. The same God who created 3,000 different species of tree in one square mile of the Amazon jungle - desires a relationship with you. The same all-powerful God is the God who invites us to worship him and who has taken the time to know the details of each of us. This reminder of God’s love and the hugeness of him is an important message I know I easily forget.
Francis Chan tells the reader a parable from Matthew:
The kingdom of heaven is like treasure hidden in a field. When a man found it, he hid it again and then in his joy went and sold all he had and bought that field
Given God’s crazy, unimaginable love for us, we can see that we should have the same response as the man in the parable. Our response to God’s love should be just as crazy as his love for us. Our reply to his love should be that our lives show the Kingdom of God. When our lives show God’s purpose, we receive comfort from him and it is through God’s love that we can have a relationship with him. So, here’s a reminder, keep God’s ‘Crazy Love’ for you at the front of your mind, even when life is tough and you can’t seem to find him anywhere, remember the love he has for you. Rejoice in his love and let it support your relationship with him.