By Georgia (Jo) Kent
“How precious is Your steadfast love, O God? The children of men take refuge and put their trust under the shadow of Your wings.” Psalm 36: 7
Have you ever thought about how really wonderful love is? The depth of this one little four letter word truly rocks our world! It is the one thing that is sought after universally. It is the basis of our very existence. Without love we have nothing. There would be no reason to live. Know this, that God loves you, because God is love. He loves you when you don’t feel lovely. He loves you when no one else loves you. Others may abandon you, divorce you and ignore you, but God will love you forever.
“There are three things that will endure: faith, hope, and love-and the greatest of these is love.” 1 Corinthians 13:13
The Bible indicates that love is from God. In fact, the Bible says “God is love.” Without love, there would be no Christianity, or any other religion in the world for that matter. Jesus said “How precious is your steadfast love…” (Psalms 36:7) Love is the ties that bind us all together. Think about this…Hope will disappear in heaven, because we will have everything we have ever hoped for there. Faith will not be required in heaven, because we will know that God is real. Only love will remain steadfast forever. Unconditional, everlasting [agape] love.
“And above all these put on love, which binds everything together in perfect harmony.” Colossians 3:14
If you are not a Christian, I hope you desire to express love as defined in the Bible. The bible says that love is a quality that we should all cultivate. Do you feel unlovable? It doesn’t matter. He still loves you. You can’t stop that kind of love. You can only surrender. He just can’t help loving you. His love is always sure. Seasons change, people change, the world is changing, but God never changes. May the Father direct your hearts into a deeper love for Him.
Lord, we are so grateful for the many ways you show your love to us. Thank you, for loving and caring for us so much. Help us to love You more then we love anyone or anything else in our lives and to desire a more loving relationship with You. I ask this in your precious name. Amen