Webster's defines the word extravagant as "unrestrained, especially in relation to feelings." I love the thought that God's love for me is unrestrained. To be unrestrained means to hold nothing back. It amazes me that He would love me this way. It does not surprise me, however, because I see evidence of His extravagance all around me. I see it in the faces of my children, open and trusting. I feel it in the love I have for my husband; sometimes he still takes my breath away! I see God's extravagance in the joy my children have in their grandparents, full of exuberance. I experience it every day when He provides my daily bread and there are baskets-ful remaining when we've had our fill. His extravagance in loving me is clear as the hearts of my friends reach out to mine over many miles. Most importantly, though, I experience His lack of restraint in loving me in that His Son died for me, lives for me, interceeds for me, and His Spirit resides in me. What wondrous love is this, oh, my soul.
May you know His extravagant love today.