If we want to get home from our dream world that we create in the imaginations of our own hearts (which is not a good place to be – Genesis 8:21 and Luke 1:51), we must return to the heart of God – which is love.
Regardless of our romance culture, outside of Jesus Christ love isn’t, nor can it be eternal. But since true love always seeks the other’s good and this good is not confined to a life span, but exists into eternity, true love is eternal.
Woah! I hear you saying, “You had me up to that point. How can love be eternal?”
Love is a defining characteristic of God Himself. His love is forever. As we enter into life with Jesus and model His love, our love is joined with His and we begin to be motivated by eternity. Eternal love.
Love is true.
Love is bold.
Love is freely given.
Love is selfless.
Love is forever.
In reality, choices have consequences today, tomorrow, and into eternity. Love encourages those choices which will result in good – discourages those choices that will result in bad – makes the courageous choice to continue in (appropriate) relationship regardless of the choice made.
As our lives display this true love, we will glorify God and have a platform from which to minister to others. It is Christ’s promise that if we love those around us will know we are His disciples because we are simply following His example: But God demonstrates His own love toward us in that while we were still sinners Christ died for us. – Romans 5:8
Come with me as we grow in fellowship with each other and our Savior to whom belongs the Amazing Escape from sin and death and the Amazing Journey into glorious life.