So Jacob served seven years for Rachel and they seemed to him but a few days because of his love for her.
Genesis 29:30 NASB
People do crazy things for love. Jacob worked seven years so that he could marry Rachel. The Bible says that it seemed like only a few days. He was surely in love.
We have all been there. We have all seen it in others. Love changes behavior, causes people to do things they wouldnt normally do.
This applies to God too! God did something crazy because He loved us. He sent His Son to Earth to redeem His people from sin. His only Son left the glory of Heaven to live like a man for 30 years. He was made fun of, spit on, tortured and given a criminal’s sentence of death because He loved so much.
Has your love for anyone caused you to do crazy things? Maybe not crazy like the world considers crazy, but have you done something you wouldn’t normally have done because of love?
What about for Jesus? Have you ever done something crazy because you love Jesus? Jesus said if you love me, You will keep my commands. Maybe, the crazy thing that you do is that you live counter to the world, because you love Him so much. Maybe you give up some of the things in your life because you know that He doesn’t approve. The world would say that is crazy, but you’re doing it because you love Him.
Jesus did a crazy thing for you. Love Him crazy!
Lord, thank You for Your love that knows no bounds. Help us to love You as You desire, by obeying Your commands. Help us, even when we are so different than what the world would expect.