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May 2 – Jesus, the Son of his love; God’s Isaac 

“He has delivered us from the power of darkness and conveyed us into the kingdom of the Son of His love.” – Colossians 1:13 

Scripture reading: Colossians 1:12-14 & Genesis 22:1-12

Jesus is not only God’s holy Child, but Jesus is also called the Son of God’s love. There is something special about the relationships between father and sons. This is therefore a very special name for Christ. From eternity, the Father delighted in His Son (Proverbs 8:30) with exuberant love and joy.

Thinking of this name, the relationship between Abraham and his son, Isaac, comes to mind. For years Abraham waited for his son to be born; it was virtually impossible to have a son. What joy must have flooded Abraham’s heart as he held his Isaac, the son of his love.

But then, God calls Abraham to offer up the son of his love… “Go, take now your son, your only son Isaac, whom you love… Offer him on the mount Moriah. Notice the words: Your son… your only son… Isaac… the one whom you love… The son of your love!

Jesus is the Son of God’s love, God’s Isaac! Be assured God loved His Son eternally more than Abraham loved his Isaac. He is the Son with Whom He is well-pleased. With that Son God walked all the way to the mountain of Golgotha. Why? To save fallen, lost sons and daughters of Adam, who have fallen out of love with Him, so that sinners like us can now be accepted and loved by the Father. We are accepted in the Beloved. And yes, loved as much as the Son of His love. Amazing love, how can it be?

Suggestions for prayer

Praise God for the sacrifice of Christ and pray for faith to embrace and experience more of the love of God in your soul.

Rev. Pieter van der Hoek served the Heritage Reformed Church of Burgessville ON Canada since May 2017. This year he took a call to the Heritage Reformed Church of Hull, Iowa USA. Get this devotional delivered directly to your phone each day via our RP App. It is also available in print, for purchase, at NTGDevotional.com.  

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Edmonton: April 19 at 7:30 pm at Immanuel Canadian Reformed Church

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