The Father’s Unfathomable Love and a Poem and Hymn

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In the grand tapestry of creation, one truth stands out with unparalleled clarity: God the Father loves those who have put their faith in His Son, Jesus Christ. This foundational belief is not merely a theological abstraction but a living reality that shapes the lives of believers. As we delve into the Scriptures, we uncover the depth and breadth of the Father’s love, a love that is both eternal and personal.

The Bible, God’s infallible Word, is replete with affirmations of His love. John 3:16 is perhaps the most well-known and beloved verse that encapsulates this truth: “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.” This verse succinctly reveals the magnitude of God’s love—a love so great that He did not withhold His only Son but offered Him as a sacrifice for our sins.

The Apostle Paul further elaborates on this love in Romans 5:8: “But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.” Here, Paul emphasizes that God’s love is proactive and unconditional. It is not based on our merit or righteousness but on His grace and mercy. Even when we were steeped in sin, God extended His love by sending Christ to die for us, thereby reconciling us to Himself.

Ephesians 2:4-5 underscores the transformative power of this divine love: “But God, who is rich in mercy, for his great love wherewith he loved us, even when we were dead in sins, hath quickened us together with Christ, (by grace ye are saved;).” The Father’s love brings spiritual life to those who are spiritually dead. It is through this love that we are “quickened,” or made alive, together with Christ. This act of divine love and grace results in our salvation, not through our works, but through faith in Jesus Christ.

In addition to being sacrificial and transformative, the Father’s love is also eternal. Jeremiah 31:3 declares, “The LORD hath appeared of old unto me, saying, Yea, I have loved thee with an everlasting love: therefore with lovingkindness have I drawn thee.” God’s love is not fleeting or temporary; it is everlasting. From eternity past to eternity future, His love remains steadfast and unchanging. This eternal love draws us to Him and sustains us throughout our lives.

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Furthermore, God’s love is personal and intimate. In 1 John 3:1, we read, “Behold, what manner of love the Father hath bestowed upon us, that we should be called the sons of God: therefore the world knoweth us not, because it knew him not.” The Father’s love bestows upon us the privilege of being called His children. This adoption into God’s family is a profound expression of His personal care and affection for each believer. As His children, we are invited to experience a close and abiding relationship with Him.

This intimate relationship with the Father is nurtured through the Holy Spirit, who dwells within us. Romans 8:15-16 explains, “For ye have not received the spirit of bondage again to fear; but ye have received the Spirit of adoption, whereby we cry, Abba, Father. The Spirit itself beareth witness with our spirit, that we are the children of God.” The indwelling Holy Spirit assures us of our adoption and enables us to address God with the endearing term “Abba, Father,” reflecting the closeness and intimacy of our relationship with Him.

The Father’s love also provides comfort and assurance in times of trial and hardship. Romans 8:38-39 offers a powerful declaration of this unbreakable love: “For I am persuaded, that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor powers, nor things present, nor things to come, nor height, nor depth, nor any other creature, shall be able to separate us from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord.” No external force or circumstance can sever the bond of love between the Father and His children. This assurance provides profound peace and confidence as we navigate the challenges of life.

In conclusion, the Father’s love for those who have put their faith in Jesus Christ is a central tenet of the Christian faith. It is a love that is sacrificial, transformative, eternal, personal, and unbreakable. As believers, we are called to rest in this love, allowing it to shape our lives and our relationship with God. May we continually rejoice in the unfathomable love of the Father, who has graciously bestowed upon us the gift of eternal life through His Son, Jesus Christ.


The Father’s Love

In the quiet of the morning,
In the stillness of the night,
The Father’s love surrounds us,
With a grace so pure and bright.

From the dawn of all creation,
To the setting of the sun,
His love remains unchanging,
In the gift of Christ, His Son.

Though we falter, though we wander,
In our weakness, in our strife,
The Father’s love will find us,
And bring us back to life.

Eternal and enduring,
A love that knows no end,
In Christ we are forgiven,
Our Savior and our Friend.

So rest, dear soul, in knowing,
His love is always near,
In joy and in sorrow,
The Father’s love is here.


The Father’s love, so deep, so wide,
Forever by our side.
In Christ, our hope, our guide,
The Father’s love, in Him abide.


The author generated this text in part with ChatGPT-4, OpenAI’s large-scale language-generation model. Upon generating draft language, the author reviewed, edited, and revised the content to their own liking and takes ultimate responsibility for the content of this publication.


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Jeff Bayard
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