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One Thing Is Needed


Have you ever noticed that love never goes out of style? It is the topic of movies, songs, books and hash tags. It’s what we most want and feel that there’s never enough of.

But what is love? Is it merely a feeling that draws you near someone or something? Or is it something more?

If love is merely a feeling, then it is not permanent, for feelings come and go. Something moves me today and I feel one way, but I may feel totally different tomorrow. How would you like it if the person you love said, “I will love you as long as I feel like it”?

I think that we all desire a love that is more permanent. We want to be loved when we’re good and when we’re bad, when we deserve it and when we don’t. Such love is unconditional; it is truly divine.

God is love. (‭I John‬ ‭4‬:‭8‬)

When God describes Himself, He uses the metaphor of love. Here is a love that is lasting, for God is everlasting. It is unconditional, for He loves us when we’re good and when we’re bad, when we’re deserving and when we’re undeserving.

But God demonstrates His own love toward us, in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us. (‭Romans‬ ‭5‬:‭8‬)

Since we have all been made in the image of God, we bear the image of this love. And even though we have fallen, this remnant of the divine nature still exists in each of us. Not only have we been designed to receive love but also to give it out. Even when we have been deeply scarred by anger, hatred, bitterness or pain, a part of us desires to give love, and we are unsatisfied until we do.

For the next three blogs I want to look at three ways we share love. I hope you’ll join me for the journey!

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