Thursday, June 17, 2010
Love is pure and limitless
This is my command: Love each other. John 15:17
When a child looks up at you, their eyes are full of love. Children have a beauty that is like no other. The love of God shines through them. A child's love is an unconditional love. They love you no matter what.
My 2 girls are constantly fighting as most siblings do. And I do get upset with them and they get disciplined and I have lost my temper with them. But at the end of the day, they don't hold grudges against me for taking away their favorite toy or sending them to bed without a treat. They give me a big hug and kiss and they love me.
How can we love pure and limitless in a world that has so much hate? True loves definition comes to us in 1 Corinthians 13:4-8
Love is patient and kind. Love is not jealous, it does not brag, and it is not proud. Love is not rude, is not selfish, and does not get upset with others. Love does not count up wrongs that have been done. Love is not happy with evil, but is happy with the truth. Love patiently accepts all things. It always trusts, always hopes, and always remains strong. Love never ends.
We live in a world that is full of ugliness and harm and while the answer may not be easy, it isn't impossible. If we choose to focus on our Lord and savior first, never taking our eyes off of him, we are all capable of this kind of love. This kind of love is awesome and it comes from our Lord Jesus Christ.
So these three things continue forever; faith, hope and love. And the greatest of these is love.
1 Corinthians 13:13