Jesus Cures All – Daily Message
February 20, 2021
Short & Sweet Saturday…
There’s only One True Happiness in Life: to Love and be Loved.
So, what’s love got to do with it? Everything!
1 Corinthians 16:14 cuts to the chase and says: “Do everything with love.”
Plain and simple, if we do everything in love, how different would this world look?
How different would our lives be?
I have good news! God wouldn’t tell us to do something we can’t do.
We actually can live our lives in love. The first “love lesson” is to recognize what real love is and why things don’t satisfy us the way we keep trying to get them to.
Let’s look into what love has to do with our search for a happy and satisfying life. I believe it’s easier to show you about real love than just to tell you, so take a look below at lists A and B.
Coffee with a friend
Walks on the beach
Family game night
Playtime with your young children
Shiny new car
County club membership
Expensive cuisine at a high-end restaurant
An updated kitchen or deluxe home theater
Did you notice a real difference in the lists?
Did you notice that the items on List A are not tangible?
Which list stirred up touching or meaningful memories?
Think for a moment about the last time you got that coveted new car or item on List B. Did it feel amazing? Sure, it did, and that’s great! But how long did that feeling last?
I bet you can find several items on List A that you will treasure in your heart forever.
My point is this: It’s perfectly fine to own every single item on List B and enjoy it, but it’s List A that brings us true love, real love—the kind that makes our hearts go pitter-patter.
For most of us, List A automatically plays a slide show of happy memories.
List B is more like stock photos of a bucket and/or wish list.
I think 1 Corinthians 13:13 pretty well makes the point:
“Three things will last forever—faith, hope, and love—and the greatest of these is love”
Credits to Adrienne Cooley
It’s really rather simple – Love God and Love Others – stop loving things.
One More Thought
God’s Unfailing Love
No power in the sky above or in the earth below – indeed, nothing in all creation will ever be able to separate us from the love of God that is revealed in Christ Jesus our Lord. Romans 8:39
Because God loves us, He became human, came into our world, where He had His Son bear our sin for us. This is love!
Lord God, thank you for loving us far more than we deserve. Father, thank you for deeming us worthy of your unending love. Teach us how to love the way that Your Son loved. In the mighty name of Jesus, I pray. Amen.
© Credits: Alan Dupuis and Rob Gardner – with All the Glory to God