For God sows love. I know it’s not written in the bible, and I’d never want to add or subtract from the word of the Only Living God. But it’s something Adonai placed within my heart one night and I felt I’d share it with you.
It’s actually a play on words from John 3:16, “For God SO loved the world…”, but as followers of HaMashiach Yeshua, Jesus the Messiah, we are to live our lives as He did, and as we are commanded through His teachings within the scriptures. In John 13:34-35 Yeshua says, “A new command I give you: Love one another. As I have loved you, so you must love one another. By this everyone will know that you are my disciples, if you love one another.” Is He telling only the twelve disciples to love only one another? No, not at all.
The Greek word used for ‘another’ is allelon which is a plural form of the primary word allos which means “else”, i.e. different. Yeshua meant to not only love amongst yourselves, but to love those who are different from you, i.e. the world. We also know He meant this because He tells us in Luke 6:32-36,
“If you love those who love you, what credit is that to you? Even sinners love those who love them. And if you do good to those who are good to you, what credit is that to you? Even sinners do that. And if you lend to those from whom you expect repayment, what credit is that to you? Even sinners lend to sinners, expecting to be repaid in full. But love your enemies, do good to them, and lend to them without expecting to get anything back. Then your reward will be great, and you will be children of the Most High, because he is kind to the ungrateful and wicked. Be merciful, just as your Father is merciful.”
From the very beginning, just after the fall of mankind our Heavenly Father was sowing His love for us again and again.
I have a question for you.
What would be your reaction if someone were to take the life of your only child?
Too often, we place Adonai within our human confines. When in reality, God is eternal, ever present, not held by the constraints of time or space. So, when mankind sinned by disobeying God’s command He knew the price of our disobedience. The Father knew it was going to cost the life of His Only Son, Yeshua, from the second mankind sinned. So, back to the question at hand. What would you do if someone took the life of your only child?
In Genesis 3:21 it reads, “The Lord God made garments of skin for Adam and his wife and clothed them.” The Almighty God who is ever present and eternal knew the price that was going to have to be paid and still chose to cloth Adam and Eve, when He could have thrown them out of the garden naked. How many of us could say that we’d cloth or do something incredibly kind to the person who killed our only child? I imagine not a single one of us. Then again, we aren’t God.
That’s the kind of love our Heavenly Father has for us, every single one of us. Throughout the Old Testament when ever Israel would turn from Him He never gave up on His people. It was told through King David and the prophets that the Messiah must come and be the high priest, the humble servant, as well as the sacrificial lamb to pay the sin debt for all humanity, and only the Son of the Living God could do any of it.
In Hebrews 7:17 as in Psalms 110:4 it reads, “For it is declared: “You are a priest forever, in the order of Melchizedek.”
In Isaiah 53:7 we read, “He was oppressed and afflicted,
yet he did not open his mouth;
he was led like a lamb to the slaughter,
and as a sheep before its shearers is silent,
so he did not open his mouth.”
Just as it was recorded in Mark 14:60-61a, “Then the high priest stood up before them and asked Jesus, ‘Are you not going to answer? What is this testimony that these men are bringing against you?’ But Jesus remained silent and gave no answer.”
The only answer He gave was the very answer that cost Him His life.
Mark 14:61b-62 reads, “Again the high priest asked him, ‘Are you the Messiah, the Son of the Blessed One?’
‘I am,’ said Jesus. ‘And you will see the Son of Man sitting at the right hand of the Mighty One and coming on the clouds of heaven.'”
By proclaiming who He is, it cost Him His life. But it had to be that way. Isaiah 53:5 shares, “But he was pierced for our transgressions, he was crushed for our iniquities; the punishment that brought us peace was on him, and by his wounds we are healed.”
We, are the ones who placed Yeshua upon the cross. It was our pride, our greed, our selfishness, our arrogance,our lust, and our hate that nailed Him to it. And all the while a loving and adoring Father looked on knowing it had to be done. It had to be completed so that He would have a means to save us from eternal death.
“We all, like sheep, have gone astray, each of us has turned to our own way;
and the Lord has laid on him the iniquity of us all.” Isaiah 53:6
“But now apart from the law the righteousness of God has been made known, to which the Law and the Prophets testify. This righteousness is given through faith in Jesus Christ to all who believe. There is no difference between Jew and Gentile, for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God, and all are justified freely by his grace through the redemption that came by Christ Jesus. God presented Christ as a sacrifice of atonement, through the shedding of his blood—to be received by faith. He did this to demonstrate his righteousness, because in his forbearance he had left the sins committed beforehand unpunished— he did it to demonstrate his righteousness at the present time, so as to be just and the one who justifies those who have faith in Jesus.” Romans 3:21-26
Only our loving and caring Heavenly Father could love us that much. No one else could love to the point of self sacrifice. All through time God has been sowing love. Revealing His mercy to all who call upon the name of His Son. He has never stopped sowing love and it’s because of this great love that was revealed to me that I am here today, and am able to share with you just how great His love and grace are and can be for any who ask for forgiveness and desire Him to be apart of their lives.
God sows love, so that we would know love and it’s because of Yeshua’s sacrifice and His love that we are healed and we’re able to be saved.