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Thursday, March 26, 2015

The Painful Truth of Love

Love is the most powerful emotion and expression of selflessness in the world.    People have done magnificent things and absolutely absurd things and called it love.  True love is not limited to marriage or an expression between a man or woman.  True love flows from God Himself.  God demonstrated His love for us by sending Christ to die for us while we violated every aspect of His love (Romans 5:8).  Think about it.  If the one you truly love is cheating on you, will you, in return, sacrifice the most precious thing in your life for that person?  Not likely.  It is hard to fathom God's love in a real way.  The easiest thing to do is just openly receive it and trust that as you experience it, you will understand it more and more.

The painful truth is most people in this world spend their lives searching for authentic love.   They pursue the shadow of true love, but never the love of Almighty God.  Most settle for a perverted form of love that is self-seeking, self-serving and without restraint.  Perverted love hurts, denigrates,  kills and even crashes planes into mountains.  Whereas the love of God is consumed with the light of His presence; perverted love finds its voice in darkness and touches the heart with hate.  It is imperative for those who know the love of God to share it without limit.  Light always overwhelms darkness and love is the only force that defeats hate every time. 

Love never gives up
Love cares more for others than for self
Love doesn’t want what it doesn’t have
Love doesn’t strut 
Doesn’t have a swelled head
Doesn’t force itself on others 
Isn’t always “me first
Doesn’t fly off the handle
Doesn’t keep score of the sins of others
Doesn’t revel when others grove
Takes pleasure in the flowering of truth
Puts up with anything
Trusts God always
Always looks for the best
Never looks back
But keeps going to the end 
Love never dies

(1Corinthians 13:4-8a MSG)

That's Love and it is glorious!

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