Sherryn 10:00-2:00pm

Perfect love

'Such love has no fear, because perfect love expels all fear.' 1 John 4:18 NLT

There are many love relationships: the love of parents, a husband or wife, a child, a friend. Whichever of these we experience in our lives, there's one thing each has in common - they are flawed. Flawed because it's the love of people, who make mistakes and experience insecurities and fears.

Love is something we all need and long for. There is one love that will satisfy all our needs and help us with all our earthly love bonds. And we have access to this perfect, unflawed love. This love is so powerful that there's no fear in it: 'God is love. Whoever lives in love lives in God, and God in them...there is no fear in love. But perfect love drives out fear' (1 John 4:16;18 NIV). This is God's love. And he offers it to us all. However hurt we've been by flawed, human love, his love can comfort us and mend our broken hearts. We can still show love to others, but loving him, and being loved by him, should come above everything.

The amazing thing is that nothing can ever separate us from God's love. 'For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord' (Romans 8:38-39 NIV).

So what now? Ask God to give you a fresh awareness of his unflawed love for you.

Soulfood: 1 Sam 20:30-23:29 Lk 5:12-26 Ps 102:18-28 Pro 17:11-14,

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