Unconditional Love

For while we were still weak, at the right time Christ died for the ungodly. For one will scarcely die for a righteous person—though perhaps for a good person one would dare even to die— but God shows his love for us in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us. (Romans 5:6-8)

One Sunday a little boy looked up at his dad and asked, “Daddy, how does God love us?” 

His father answered, “Son, God loves us with an unconditional love.”

“Daddy, what kind of love is unconditional love?”

After a few minutes of silence his father answered, “Do you remember the two boys who used to live next door to us and the cute little puppy they got last Christmas?”

“Yes.”

“Do you remember how they used to tease it, throw sticks and even rocks at it?”

“Yes.”

“Do you also remember how the puppy would always greet them with a wagging tail and would try to lick their faces?”

“Yes.”

“Well, that puppy had an unconditional love for those two boys. They certainly didn’t deserve his love for them because they were mean to him. But, he loved them anyway.”

The father then made his point: “God’s love for us is also unconditional. Men threw rocks at his Son, Jesus, and hit him with sticks. They even killed him. But, Jesus loved them anyway.”

God has done many things to show His great love for us. We can experience His love in the beauty of His creation, the blessing of family and friends, and the simple joys of everyday life. The greatest expression of God’s love for us by far, however, is the cross of Christ.

The Bible says,

but God shows his love for us in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us. (Romans 5:8).

Praise the Lord for God’s unconditional love!

Have a great day, and keep moving forward.