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THE ETERNAL DANCE

1John 4:8 Anyone who does not love does not know God, because God is love.

Have you ever thought about John’s description of God, “God is love”? Many would think that this really means love is God or the new age thought that this love, or God, is in all mankind. Not! God is love is not anything like love is God. God’s love is eternal, no beginning and no end. God has always been love. If God has always been love who did He love before creation? His Son of course. This love the Father has for the Son is unique, it is actually more than an emotion or a feeling. The Father’s love for His Son is actually so unique that His love is a person, the Holy Spirit. That is why John said, “God is love”. Here are some thoughts by C.S. Lewis on the love of God.
“And that, by the way, is perhaps the most important difference between Christianity and all other religions: that in Christianity God is not a static thing—not even a person—but a dynamic, pulsating activity, a life, almost a kind of drama. Almost, if you will not think me irreverent, a kind of dance. The union between the Father and the Son is such a live concrete thing that this union itself is also a Person. I know this is almost inconceivable, but look at it thus. You know that among human beings, when they get together in a family, or a club, or a trade union, people talk about the ‘spirit’ of that family, or club, or trade union. They talk about its ‘spirit’ because the individual members, when they are together, do really develop particular ways of talking and behaving which they would not have if they were apart.* It is as if a sort of communal personality came into existence. Of course, it is not a real person: it is only rather like a person. But that is just one of the differences between God and us. What grows out of the joint life of the the Father and Son is a real Person, is in fact the Third of the three Persons who are God.”
So step into the love of God. Open your heart to the Father, His only Son, and the incredible Holy Spirit. He loves you with the love He loves His Son with, it is precious and life changing. Before you know it you too will engage in God’s eternal dance.

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