αγάπη IPA: [aˈɣapi]) which means “love: selfless, sacrificial, unconditional love, the highest of the four types of love in the Bible.
This Easter celebration has been like a deep, satisfying inhale for my soul. With only a few more moments left of what is easily the most significant and refreshing day of the year, my heart is both so heavy & so full. I am overwhelmed by grace and compassion and thankfulness and Agape Love because of what Jesus did for me.
I don’t believe that I will ever truly understand the magnitude of His life, death, burial and resurrection. My tiny, human brain cannot wrap around His unstoppable and unexpected Love. (Which is a really good thing, because if my mind could do this I would probably explode from all of His greatness.) But as I have had the opportunity to celebrate today with my brothers & sisters, God has given me a new perspective on my life.
Like, first of all, how it isn’t even really my life (Hallelujah!) anymore.
And also, how when I think that it’s “my life” and I do what I want to do, His love is unchanging. He does the unexpected and gives me a big hug instead of kicking me to the curb. Which just blows my mind. I can’t even begin to imagine how someone could choose to welcome in a person who has treated them terribly without any apology over and over and over, yet God does this for us every day.
My mind can’t wrap around His Love because it is not of this world. God cannot fit inside the small, insignificant box that I try to put Him in. He is bigger than my logic, He is bigger than my mess. I will never understand Him and I will never have to because His love is not based on what I can or cannot do- it is based on what was finished on the cross.
Jesus does the unexpected for us. He boldly puts His Agape Love on display. He comes to us, He reconciles with us & He restores our purpose in Him.
I am thankful that I get the opportunity to be in awe & worship the Creator of the Universe & One True King. What’s even cooler? He calls me His friend and loves me selflessly & unconditionally.
So this Easter, God has most definitely overwhelmed me with His Agape Love. Making it one of the best Easters I have ever experienced.
Thank You for giving me this, even though You have already given me more than I could ever ask for or imagine.