WHERE CAN I FIND LOVE?
Everyone is looking for love. But what is the love we all want and need? If the question of your heart is, “where can I find real love?” Let us share with you some good news. You already are loved. In the most familiar verse in the Bible we are told:
For God so loved the world he gave his only begotten Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have everlasting life. (John 3:16).
To those who believe, Jesus described the scope of God’s love. To His disciples. Jesus said “do not worry, saying, ‘what shall we eat?’ or what shall we drink?’ or what shall we wear?’ For after all these things the Gentiles seek. For your heavenly Father knows that you need all these things. But seek first the Kingdom of God and his righteousness, and all these things shall be added unto you” (Matt. 6:3-33). It is only when we believe we are loved in this way and receive that love that we have security we need to take the risk of loving others.
Have you taken the first step of finding love in the Person and actions of Christ? Have you entrusted your-self to Him? Have you believed the Bible when it says Christ died for your sins?
This is the starting point. Acknowledge your sin and your need of Christ, who came “to seek and to save that which was lost” (Luke 19:10). It is in Christ that we find the love of God, and it is in him that we see what it means to live in the kind of love described in 1 Corinthians 13:4-8:
Love suffers long and is kind; love does does not envy; love does not parade itself, is not puffed up; does not behave rudely, does not seek its own, is not provoked, thinks no evil; does not rejoice in iniquity, but rejoices in truth; bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things. Love never fails.
God loves us with that type of love, and he is the one who calls us not merely to a higher standard but to let Him live his life through us.