Love bears all things? What can you bear?
Let me ask.
What happens…when you look into the need of the world and really see it for what it is?
Lets look at 3 words
Lets make the usual assumptions
- Is God love? Lets assume He is. For just a moment…really really go there. For even a moment. Lets try believe as much as we possibly can as close to 100 percent as you can get that God is love.
- Then take that love and look at the world in all is glory and in all its darkness. What happens to your heart when that happens? What happens when love looks into the dark face of the needs of the dying soul of humaniity calling out like Israel in Egpyt. Slavery of the spirit. What happens when the lifegiver meets the words of “you let me down”…”you could have saved him if you were here” or backup even further…what happens to love when it hears “its that woman you gave me,…its that snake..” How far perfection fell from purity.. What happens to love when its heart is broken not by betrayal or by sadness but by compassion? When’s the last time you came across someone whose heart was broken by pity
- Compelled…when there is love and love sees need, it is compelled. Define compelled – forced or obliged…imagine that
Ask yourself this question what could force or oblige God?
How far are you willing to go for the people you love? Or for the people you’re “supposed” to love? How far people? Can love make you take the pain? Live with suffering? Can it help you see beyond the hurt now, for the “happy ever after” ending of the your story? Can you reconcile with your spouse or loved one though you have been wronged? Could you forgive the hatred and pain you’ve endured because of your skin colour? Or could you change who you were, and stop the pain? Can real love still let you raise your hand at them as they cower in front of you in fear? People, do we really have love? Do we really believe love is the most powerful force in the universe?
This time I’ll end with the verse instead of starting with one or with a quote.
Hebrews 12:2Hebrews 12:2
English: World English Bible - WEB
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looking unto Jesus, the author and finisher of our faith, who for the joy that was set before Him endured the cross, despising the shame, and has sat down at the right hand of the throne of God.
What compels or obliges you?