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Pastor’s Corner: Real Love

What is love? Is it something we can see or feel, or is it an illusion that keeps us reaching but never quite able to acquire. Why has the acquisition of love become so elusive? I would argue that it is not love that is elusive, but what we have been taught about it and what we have come to believe it is or is supposed to be. If you ask different people what love it, you will be shocked by the many different responses to this question. In order to understand love you must go to the origin of source. Most never look any further than themselves or within their circle of friends and family. If the truth be told, no one ever sat me down to explain what love was, so I then through many life experiences gathered my own concept of what it was. I learned that there was always a value attached to love but never found anyone who could pay its full price.  This also left me unequipped to pay the price for love. After many years of hurt, heartache, and turmoil, bad relationships, failed family relationships, I decided to seek God for the origin of love.

I found that God is love. 1 John 4:8 says, But anyone who does not love does not know God, for God is love.

We know how much God loves us, and we have put our trust in his love. God is love, and all who live in love live in God, and God lives in them.
And as we live in God, our love grows more perfect. So we will not be afraid on the day of judgment, but we can face him with confidence because we live like Jesus here in this world.
I have come to the understanding that love is a character trait of God, and to love and understand love we must first know God and his love. We must learn to trust him and the biggest part receive his love that cost Jesus his life but cost us only to beleive. Then we are able to have his character when we love. Jesus was the only one willing to pay ther full price for love with his death, and the only one who could afford the payment. The enemies hate account cannot write a check that the love of Jesus can’t cash. So recieve Gods love, it will make you whole, it will heal hurt you didn’t know was there. You will receive all the benefits that come with it peace, joy, hope, faith, and courage to do all things in Christ, absent of fear. I now know God and the depth of his love how about you.

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