In traveling so much these past 5 years, I’ve begun to realize the goodness of the Love of Jesus for me and everyone else. So before I share some things with you guys that have been on my heart, let me just start with saying that Jesus loves you. He’s not afraid of you or your mistakes and failures. He doesn’t look at you as a complicated problem or a dysfunctional case. When He sees you, He sees His own daughter or son and His love for you will never run out or fail.
The first mistake I made was to base my relationship or view of Jesus off of past relationships with people in my life. But He isn’t like us. Unlike us, Jesus is perfect. Perfectly good. He doesn’t give up or quit on others like we do. He doesn’t fail or sin. He doesn’t criticize or tear down. He loves. He IS love! As a matter of fact there is a wonderful passage of scripture that describes His character.
1 Corinthians 13:4-8: “Love is patient and kind; love does not envy or boast; it is not arrogant or rude. It does not insist on its own way; it is not irritable or resentful; it does not rejoice at wrongdoing, but rejoices with the truth. Love bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things. Love never ends.”
Now I want you to read this passage again but every time you see the word love insert the NAME Jesus. Remember love is not a feeling or emotion or even an action; love is a person. And that person is Jesus! When you come in contact with the person of Love, you are transformed at the core of who you are and you can’t live life the same anymore. The more you spend time with the person of Love, Jesus, the more His character rubs off on you. They say, “You are who you surround yourself with.”. Well, surround yourself with Jesus! When you keep your heart centered on knowing the person of Love, Jesus, then life becomes enjoyable and his character enables you to love others the same way he loves you. With that said, go fall in love with Love!