Nobody Has Ever Loved Me The Way Jesus Loves Me
I thought I saw Jesus clearly a long time ago, but the last few years Jesus has stunned me. Every day he becomes more amazing to me. He is always surprising me. His gospel proves bigger and better with each passing week. Nobody has ever loved me the way Jesus loves me. I deserve none of it. It feels like Jesus has reached into my chest and given me a new heart. The pivot point of my life has changed. I’m not trying so hard to get the world to revolve around me. I feel free.
Men, you will not pursue your wife well until you know the God who pursues you. The Bible is the most romantic book in the world. The Bible, the gospel, is God shouting: “I loved you, but I lost you, and I want you back.”
I loved you.
But I lost you.
And I want you back.
Men, no matter the state of our marriages, I want us loving our wives with this heaven-sent passion. But we can’t do it until we believe, until we see, that Jesus has first loved us like this. “Husbands, love your wives, as Christ loved the church and gave himself up for her” (Eph. 5:25). He loved us. He lost us. He got us back. He gave himself up for us so that we could give ourselves up for our wives.
Date Your Wife, pp. 78-79