God gives us exactly what we need in every season of our lives. The one thing that will stand through the storms and troublesome times is love.
Love is active and alive and is a person. His name is Jesus.
These Scriptures came alive for me when God showed me how far He will go to love us:
First John 4:14-19 (New Life Version) says: “We have seen and are able to say that the Father sent His Son to save the world from the punishment of sin. The person who tells of Him in front of men and says that Jesus is the Son of God, God is living in that one and that one is living by the help of God. We have come to know and believe the love God has for us. God is love! If you live in love, you live by the help of God and God lives in you. Love is made perfect in us when we are not ashamed as we stand before Him on the day He judges. For we know that our life in this world is His life lived in us. There is no fear in love. Perfect love puts fear out of our hearts. People have fear when they are afraid of being punished. The man who is afraid does not have perfect love. We love Him because He loved us first.”
While I was in prayer recently, I felt “love” breathe upon me. I feel this Word is for the bride of Christ: Love is Jesus and Jesus is love.
God is so good to remind us that no matter what we are going through, love is enough.
How Far Will Love Go?
Love will go to the depths of the sea and endure the crashing waves of the ocean. There is no ocean too deep that love cannot reach.
Love travels to the four corners of the earth and searches for a heart to engulf. Love goes beyond confusion, and it saturates with showers of mercy.
Love will push past barriers of silence to touch the tender heart that is vulnerable. Love looks past the faults and sees the need in the wounded soul.
Love will stand in the face of fear and dare to walk through the doors of the unknown. There is no distance that love can’t reach.
Love reaches down to the darkest pit and brings warmth in freezing cold temperatures. Even the hardest hearts will melt like wax in the presence of love.
Love will go beyond the wildest dreams to infinity. There is no mistake that can minimize the power of love.
Love changes the atmosphere and penetrates to the core of the human soul. Love will let go when the heart wants to hang on.
Love feels the pull of gravity that anchors emotions of grief.
Love heals the pain of the past, and is active in the present while creating a future full of destiny. Love invites you to enter the realm of hope.
Love will guide the battered ship through the morning fog with a hint of light in the darkness. No storm can destroy true love.
Love will chase the weary traveler with feeble knees and a tired heart. Love never fails, love never ends!
Ships may sail and storms may come, the north wind will blow and the snow may fall, the sun will rise and the moon will glow, but no matter where you go, love will find you! That’s how far love will go!
Janet Swanson is an ordained minister, teacher, missionary, entrepreneur, author, singer, artist, composer, speaker, student, encourager, hope dealer, overcomer, advocate for the abused, dream-builder and a life-giver.