And I, already know that it’s uncomfortable for a father to ask this of his son,
But could you,
Kill the dragon save the girl,
He’s got a trap down in the world,
You can have her for your bride,
But this will cost your life.Kill the Dragon by Kierra Sheard
At one point or another, we have all either used or heard these words as a way of describing God’s love. It’s probably one of the hardest factors about God to truly understand.
It is so much easier to understand something when you can relate to it. But the way that God loves, it is something that I can’t relate to. I can relate to His jealousy. I can relate to His kindness. But I just can’t relate to His love.
I would love to say that I am at the point where I am comfortable to completely sacrifice and lay down my life for those around me. But I’m not. There’s no greater love than that right? No amount of money or time spent is better than that kind of love right?
As the nails pierced His skin, He won His fight and the people finally realised that the dragon had been slain when the veil was torn.
He died for a purpose. He died for His bride. A bride who He knew wouldn’t love Him as much as He loved her, but He was still willing. To love when you aren’t shown any love is one of the most amazing things that you can do.
He died for a bride who He knew would continuously cheat on Him. He was willing to sacrifice all He was for our salvation. He was willing to be mocked and ridiculed. He was willing to be beaten and abused. All so that we would love Him and have the pleasure of feasting with Him after this life.
He came to bring peace and to restore us with our Father. It wasn’t easy but in His eyes, we were worth it.