But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.
- Romans 5:8

I finished high school top of my class so it was only natural for my dad to expect a first class university degree from me but that didn’t happen. How and why it didn’t happen is a subject for another discourse.
After the results came out, I realized I didn’t make the first class cut, I was really disappointed in myself, I didn’t know how to explain to my dad, the thought of informing him petrified me. He had to be disappointed in me; I felt I had broken his heart. All he ever did was have faith in me like nobody else, he provided everything I needed, I didn’t lack anything throughout my 5-year stay in the university, all these was just make sure I wouldn’t have any excuse for not making a first class and yet I still disappointed him.
I eventually told him and he didn’t say anything, this to me was confirmation that I had really disappointed him. I was sad, I was depressed, and the fact that I had disappointed my dad was very depressing. I stopped going out, I barely ate, I fell sick and I refused to be treated. I turned off my phone; I basically cut myself off from the world.
After three weeks, my dad came into my room and told me to pack my bag for a two-week trip to the UK, I was shocked, I was perplexed, I didn’t understand. I expected him to be very mad at me but he wasn’t. When we got to the UK, he took me shopping, bought me a new phone and a PS4 console as convocation presents. I still didn’t understand. Eventually, he called me and asked me why I was beating myself up for not making a first class and I told him I thought I had disappointed him, he told me he wasn’t disappointed, he told me even if I had finished with a third class, it won’t change the fact that I was his son and it won’t reduce how much he loved me.
This was a firsthand experience of what love, unconditional love is. The truth is most people won’t understand the concept of unconditional love till they have their own kids. I thought I was undeserving of my dad’s love and he showed me that love is not about the good things or the bad things we do, we are loved because we are loved not because we deserve to be loved. I guess it won’t be called love if we have to do something to earn it. If my earthly father can love me this unconditionally, how much my Heavenly? 


It's the same way it is with God's Love for us. we dissapoint Him and fall below his expectations more often than not but He always Loves us regardless of our most shameful sins. Nothing we do changes the fact that he loves us so much. That's how much we should love others. Love says, "you upset me yesterday but I love you regardless", "you gossiped about me, "I love you regardless". "you dissapointed me but I love you regardless."etc. Live each day Lovingly regardless of what the world throws at you. 

This is day 27 of #31daysofLovinlikeJesus you can click here to see a list of posts in these series.

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