Love. Four letters. Four letters that form a word that impacts every life. Love can take us soaring to heights we never imagined and plunge us into depths we did not know were possible. Love; it’s one of the most beautiful things in this life. The kind of love that says you are important, you are worthy, I respect you, I care for you, is one of the most precious gifts one can receive.
We look high and low for it. Our time is consumed in finding it. The search spans age, race and culture. The need for it spans ages. The fulfillment of it transcends the world we live in, as Christ Jesus died for the love of each one of us.
Love in all it’s perfection, a life selflessly laid down for yours and mine. A love and grace, those under Christ get to daily partake of. A love we are called to learn from and mirror in our own hearts and minds. A love that is not dependant on circumstances or on feelings and not found in us, but one that is found in our Savior first and once found in Him has no choice but to overflow into our lives and the lives of those around us.
Sometimes in our weakness in our humanity this can be one of the hardest things we are called to do. In love we are called to humility, to selflessness and to the truth.
Evil doesn’t like truth and when the truth comes forth, it tries to hide it and keep those in bondage. For we know the truth will set us free. Free from burdens, free from chains, free from guilt and free from evil.
This love is costly dear friends. Don’t be fooled into thinking it comes without cost. For the very Lord of the Universe gave his LIFE that we may have this love. And when we choose this love, we are asked to lose our very lives that we may fully know it.
As the world looks on, it will not understand because this kind of love is not of it. When you grow weary, when you are tired remember Him who went before you. Remember where this love flows from. Remember who authored it and who it came from. In the here and now, remember, remember it is of so much more. It is a love that lasts past this present hurt, goes beyond your present pain, transcends all suffering. It is a love that doesn’t fade with age or die. This love endures. It endures beyond all that you presently can see, for this love endures forever.