A God So Smitten

Blue CrossAnother choice quote from Almost Christian: What the Faith of Our Teenagers is Telling the American Church by Kenda Creasy Dean:

“The Christian God-story emphasizes a God so smitten with creation that God chooses to enter creation with us, and stops at nothing—not even death—to win us back.”

And according to scriptures like Romans 8.18-23, when God gets us back, all of creation will come with us. But what I like best about this statement is the use of the word smitten. I had never heard that word used to describe God’s love for us before. God’s love for us is so powerful, so profound, so vast and so everlasting that we’re always in danger of underestimating or understating it. I’m going to add smitten to my repository of words I used to describe the love that God has for us.