I believe that one of the most powerful weapons of mass destruction that exist within the hearts of Christians in this dark and dismal world is the love of God. God’s love is demonstrated and displayed in the actions of the suffering Savior as He offered up Himself as a propitiation for our sins while we were still sinners. Romans 5:8 says, “But God commended his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.”
It is a known fact that there is no greater love than the love of Jesus. However, I do believe that when Jesus comes into our hearts and becomes Lord and Savior of our lives, the same love that He loved us with now becomes the same love we will love others with, unconditionally. Hallelujah! I know that it takes time to grow past the pains, the hurts, and the disappointments that are often inflicted upon us by the people we love and sometimes put our confidence in. But God’s love is powerful enough to do just that, help us grow past it. One of my favorite quotes is, “This Too Shall Pass”.
One of my favorite scriptures concerning love is reflected through the eyes of the Apostle Paul in I Corinthians 13:4-8, 13 ERV
4 Love is patient and kind. Love is not jealous, it does not brag, and it is not proud.
5 Love is not rude, it is not selfish, and it cannot be made angry easily. Love does not remember wrongs done against it.
6 Love is never happy when others do wrong, but it is always happy with the truth.
7 Love never gives up on people. It never stops trusting, never loses hope, and never quits.
8 Love will never end. But all those gifts will come to an end—even the gift of prophecy, the gift of speaking in different kinds of languages, and the gift of knowledge.
13 So these three things continue: faith, hope, and love. And the greatest of these is love.
When we choose to love in spite of how we are treated, we are choosing to love the way God loved us, in spite of how we treated Him. Let love be your guide, it was His!
Dr. Victoria J. Gray