I attended a women’s conference this weekend. Without doubt, it was among the best I’ve ever experienced. The speakers did not disappoint and the atmosphere, the vibe, was just what one would expect at a women’s conference: ELECTRIFYING! Volunteers were on their game. Dee was assigned to our group, and Dee was a master. She met us as we parked our car and continued with us until the end.
Please note that our group was not the only group that attended the conference. There were a number of churches represented and each group was assigned a hostess that took care of their every need. I could go on about the special touches, gifts, the host Pastors engagement with the attendees, fun specials, the After Party (it was off-the-chain good) or the sweet treats. Every detail was tended to with such careful planning.
One of the most impactful instances of this 2 day, multi-layered adventure was a simple word that leapt off of the screen during a cherished moment of worship. It literally captured my attention in the middle of a song describing the love of God. I stopped singing and had to write it down – well, I typed it in my phone because I knew I would return for a deeper review of the word.
Unrestrained. The love of God is unrestrained, uninhibited and altogether free! That truth is quite difficult to ingest.
This love is expressive and communicative and broad. It is lavish, yet exceedingly simple, unconditional and unending.
How can one wrap their mind around such an incomprehensible expression?
Check out this passage, in Romans 8, that has come to mind:
‘So, what do you think? With God on our side like this, how can we lose?’
‘The One who died for us—who was raised to life for us!—is in the presence of God at this very moment sticking up for us. Do you think anyone is going to be able to drive a wedge between us and Christ’s love for us? There is no way! Not trouble, not hard times, not hatred, not hunger, not homelessness, not bullying threats, not backstabbing, not even the worst sins listed in Scripture’
‘None of this fazes us because Jesus loves us. I’m absolutely convinced that nothing—nothing living or dead, angelic or demonic, today or tomorrow, high or low, thinkable or unthinkable—absolutely nothing can get between us and God’s love because of the way that Jesus our Master has embraced us.’
The love of God is unrestrained!