“Fully known and loved by you” are some lyrics from a song I heard recently (Known, by Tauren Wells) and it brought some thoughts to mind about the richness of God’s love and reminded me of the following quote:
To be loved but not known is comforting but superficial. To be known and not loved is our greatest fear. But to be fully known and truly loved is, well, a lot like being loved by God. It is what we need more than anything. It liberates us from pretense, humbles us out of our self-righteousness, and fortifies us for any difficulty life can throw at us.
Have you ever thought about how human love just cannot compare to the love of Father God and His son, Jesus. Sometimes people fail us in their ability to understand us. Sometimes they fail us in their ability to love us. Sometimes they love us, but don’t understand us. Sometimes they understand us, but don’t love us. But the Lord understands us better than we understand ourselves AND loves us more than we can imagine. When I heard this song, I thought it was just beautiful. Jesus’ love is perfect. We are truly known (understood) and loved by Him. There is nothing greater.
The LORD appeared to us in the past, saying: “I have loved you with an everlasting love; I have drawn you with unfailing kindness.”
But when the kindness and love of God our Savior appeared, he saved us, not because of righteous things we had done, but because of his mercy. He saved us through the washing of rebirth and renewal by the Holy Spirit
I will instruct you and teach you in the way you should go; I will counsel you with my loving eye on you.
I am the good shepherd, and I know My own and My own know Me, even as the Father knows Me and I know the Father; and I lay down My life for the sheep.