Wednesday, August 7, 2013

Perfect Love - Abounding Hope: Week 12

How do we describe that which is perfect?

Miriam Webster defines the word as "being entirely without fault or defect; flawless"
None of us, born in the flesh to a fallen world, can fully understand or attain perfection.  ONLY Jesus, being God on earth, was able to reach that status.  What we do see  throughout scripture, is God's love, perfected in us.

"Beloved, let us love one another, for love is from God, and whoever loves has been born of God and knows God. Anyone who does not love does not know God, because God is love. In this the love of God was made manifest among us, that God sent his only Son into the world, so that we might live through him. 10 In this is love, not that we have loved God but that he loved us and sent his Son to be the propitiation for our sins. 11 Beloved, if God so loved us, we also ought to love one another. 12 No one has ever seen God; if we love one another, God abides in us and his love is perfected in us." I John 4: 7-12

This is the kind of love that we must rely on as Christians.  This perfect love surpasses aggravation, difficult people, children with bad attitudes, and that most annoying driver that almost made you say a swear-word in traffic.  Imagine if God had given up on us when we were any of the above.  Instead, his love fills us and allows us to be so much more than we ever were.  God gives us value, putting a price on our life (the life of his perfect, precious son.)


Knowing how much God loves me, stirs up a hope to love others just as much as He loves me.  I pray that our love goes before us, showing others that we belong to Him, through our actions.


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