Today, I’m reflecting on the love of God. Love is a word we use in many different contexts, a person can love another person, or a specific type of food, or even a place, but we all call it love. They are not the same. You don’t love pizza the way you love your partner. How can we adequately describe love? Is it just a feeling? Or just an act? To find the perfect understanding and true meaning of love, I turn to love himself (God).
Over and over again, we run unto him for refuge, knowing he’s always there for us and will always love us. He’s our succor and help in times of need, we have that assurance and comfort that his love for us will never end. We may get tired of each other, fall from grace when we do not meet certain earthly standards or expectations for us, but, with God, his love for us is constant. It’s not based on our perfection, abilities, race, wealth, or what he can benefit from us; he just loves us. To me, this is indeed very comforting.
“How precious is your steadfast love, O God! The children of mankind take refuge in the shadow of your wings” Psalm 36:7
How blessed and privileged we are, that through his love for us, we have eternal life. This is love in its true meaning, what a sacrifice and compassion! So, regardless of how we feel or think about ourselves or others, no matter how we’ve been treated or how we’ve treated others, or what we’re going through, we must remember that God is love and he loves us always.
“For this is how God loved the world: He gave his one and only Son so that everyone who believes in him will not perish but have eternal life.” John 3:16
In today’s world, the love of human to human interaction does not fall close to the definition of love. Love is said to be selfless and honest; yet, we cannot think of loving someone by losing our lives. We hold grudges and find it hard to forgive ourselves or others, love does not hold grudges but forgive, love is tolerant, it is just, and it’s not biased. It is love that makes us strong and keeps us going. This is the love we need most in today’s world, if we let love flow in our hearts and let it prevail in our lives, then we will let God into our lives and the world!
“Love is patient; love is kind. It does not envy; it does not boast; it is not proud. It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, and it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, hopes, and always perseveres. Love never fails.” Corinthians 13:4-8
Wishing you all a Merry and Safe Christmas.
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