Today, I’d like to remember that human love isn’t perfect. The only perfect love comes from the One who IS and created love.
1 John 4:18
There is no fear in love, but perfect love casts out fear. For fear has to do with punishment, and whoever fears has not been perfected in love.
Because God is love, and is the only version of perfect love there is. And thankfully, because He says in Romans 8:28-31:
“For those whom He foreknew, He also predestined to become conformed to the image of His Son, so that He would be the firstborn among many brethren; and these whom He predestined, He also called; and these whom He called, He also justified; and these whom He justified, He also glorified. What then shall we say to these things? If God is for us, who is against us?”
As this says, if God is for us, who can be against us? His perfect love, identified and personified by the death of his Son, should cast out all fears that we may have. All those insecurities, doubts, hurts, and screw ups don’t touch us. Live strongly in this hope, and love freely out of the knowledge that the One Who IS Love loves you, has predestined you for his kingdom, and casts all fear away out of his love for us.
What an AMAZING privilege this is for us. Why wouldn’t we share it?