by Pastor Steve Liersch
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Your love, Lord, reaches to the heavens … How priceless is your unfailing love, O God! (Psalm 36:5a,7a)
There are some things money can’t buy. God’s love is the ultimate. Because ‘God is love’ (1 John 4), and he fills the universe, then it stands to reason that there’s enough love to fill the universe. God has so much love to give that even if every person ever born absorbed enough love to saturation point within them, there would still be so much love left over for others to do the same. God’s love is free. God’s love is endless.
How different our world would be if it were ruled not by sin and its effects but by love.
All this got me thinking about a movie to explore this concept of humans absorbing love from a dispenser and then going around and sharing it. Imagine oozing love to the point of leaving a trail of love everywhere. Surely, whoever would do that would get millions of followers and be the constant number one account on every social media platform worldwide. The advertising companies would be lining up to ensure they offer that person their best deal. TV, radio stations and online networks would report on everything the person did each day so that people could see where ‘love comes to life’. That person would be rich and the most widely known figure in history.
Hang on a minute. The reality is, of course, that a movie like that has already been lived out in real life. God’s love has come to Earth in a person. We’ve just finished packing away the Christmas tree and gifts from our annual season that celebrates God’s love coming as a baby. Perfect love lying in a manger, growing up and then distributing love to the whole world throughout his life. Jesus is God’s love incarnate and now lives within each of his children, including you. May God’s love flow through you always.
Consider the ways that you can ‘ooze’ God’s love to make a difference so that others are drawn to Jesus too.
God of love, thank you for your Son Jesus as the perfect expression of your love in the world. Help me share this from the bottomless ‘Spring of Life’ – Jesus, in whose name we pray. Amen.