“and from Jesus Christ, the faithful witness, the firstborn of the dead, and the ruler of the kings of the earth. To Him who loves us…” (Revelation 1:5).
Never has one verb, “loves,” communicated so much about the giving nature of God. The sacrificial gift of his Son embodies a kind of love that is a direct contrast to the performance-based affection offered by this world. It is an eternally forgiving love that thinks and wants only the best for every individual; that’s willing to wipe away the past and to start over with the present. It is the greatest gift you will ever receive.