“(16) And we have known and believed the love that God has for us. God is love, and he who abides in love abides in God, and God in him. (17) Love has been perfected among us in this: that we may have boldness in the day of judgment; because as He is, so are we in this world. (18) There is no fear in love; but perfect love casts out fear, because fear involves torment. But he who fears has not been made perfect in love. (19) We love Him because He first loved us.” – 1 John 4:16-19 NKJV
There is no greater testament we could ever aspire toward than a life that has known the love of God.
To know love is to be changed by its power, for it lifts us out of the despair of loneliness and caresses our souls as His treasure. God is love. Immutable and perfect, His love can neither diminish nor increase, for He has loved us without limit or condition and will love us always throughout eternity. Knowing everything there could ever be to know about you and me He loves us individually to the uttermost. Nothing can ever separate us from His love, no circumstance in which His gaze will depart, for in Christ we are eternally secure no matter what challenge life may bring. Our God is Love. It heals our sorrows and forgives, it bestows dignity, and fuels our hearts with passion to rise above the prevalent cultures of this world into a life of wonder and thrill.
To know such love is our greatest reward for there lies the home our restless heart seeks.
Like a flower to the sun let your heart open to His love for you today.
Wherever you are, whatever pain you suffer, isolation or fear, discouragement or failure, God is love, and He will never give up believing in you or lavishing His love. The answer you need is found in His love, all you need to do is be still and breathe.
Love divine, all loves excelling,
Joy of heaven to earth come down,
Fix in us Thy humble dwelling;
All Thy faithful mercies crown!
Jesus, Thou art all compassion,
Pure, unbounded love Thou art;
Visit us with Thy salvation;
Enter every trembling heart.
John Wesley 1747