God’s unconditional love has no bounds, is unchanging and without limitations. It is given freely, no matter what. All of us have sinned, and sin brings separation from God. Nevertheless, God loves us. It doesn’t mean He loves all that we do, but He loves us. In fact, He loves humanity so much that He made it possible for the breach caused by our sins and wrongdoing to be bridged through the sacrificial death of His Son, Jesus.
“You see, at just the right time, when we were still powerless, Christ died for the ungodly. God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us” (Romans 5:6–8 NIV).
God loves us not because of who we are but because of who He is. He loves every single person in the whole world equally and unconditionally. Even if someone has never heard of God, even if someone says they hate Him, He still loves that person unconditionally. God’s love is unfathomable. It is perfect.
Every person is precious to God, regardless of age, race, nationality, physical appearance, economic status, religious belief, political affiliation, or sexual orientation. We may not like every person’s beliefs, lifestyle, or choices. We may not agree with their political or other opinions. They may live without regard to God’s moral standards—but no matter what their state, God loves them.
Jesus said that the two most important commandments are to love God and to love others (Matthew 22:37–40), and we are told to let our light shine, so that others may see our good works and glorify God (Matthew 5:16). This call to action shows that God intends for us to interact with others in a manner that reflects Him, to treat others with love, compassion, and mercy, as He does.
The apostle James wrote that the true practice of faith consists of both outward and inward action. Outward toward others in practical ways, and inward through devotion to God. He said: “Pure and genuine religion in the sight of God the Father means caring for orphans and widows in their distress and refusing to let the world corrupt you” (James 1:27 NLT).
Jesus constantly showed love to others. He felt compassion for those in need and was moved to loving action. He was merciful. He showed kindness. He fed the hungry and healed the afflicted. He fought against evil and unrighteousness.
Let’s do what we can to be tangible examples of God’s love for humanity, by sharing Him and His love with those in need.