IN THE IMAGE AND LIKENESS OF LOVE

Bottom line, we are created in the image and likeness of love.  All else is secondary at least, and should not distract us from heaven’s main flow.

God is love.  God is omnipresent.  Love is omnipresent—everywhere at the same time.  The Psalmist asked, Where can I go from Your Spirit?  Or where can I flee from Your presence?”

The fruit of the Spirit is love.  Where can I flee from Love?

“If I ascend to heaven, Love is there; if I make my bed in Sheol, behold, Love is there.  If I take the wings of the dawn, if I dwell in the remotest part of the sea, even there Your Love will lead me, and Your right hand will lay hold of me.”

If I choose to focus upon doctrinal and cultural and traditional differences, I do so in the presence of Love.  I do so in competition with Love.  I do so in spite of Love.  I do so in violation of Love.  But, when conviction leads me to repentance, Love is right there to receive me and embrace me.

“Love recognizes no barriers. It jumps hurdles, leaps fences, penetrates walls to arrive at its destination full of hope.” — Maya Angelou

“He who overcomes (is victorious) and who obeys My commands to the [very] end [doing the works that please Me], I will give him authority and power over the nations; and he shall rule them with a scepter (rod) of iron, as when earthen pots are broken in pieces, and [his power over them shall be] like that which I Myself have received from My Father.” – Christ

May I ask you, could a scepter of iron be Love?  Could not Love break earthen vessels in pieces?  Could not the power which Christ received from our Father be Love?

Love covers a multitude of sins.

Love never fails.

And so faith, hope, love abide [faith—conviction and belief respecting man’s relation to God and divine things; hope—joyful and confident expectation of eternal salvation; love—true affection for God and man, growing out of God’s love for and in us], these three; but the greatest of these is love.

Above ALL, keep fervent in your Love for one another.

What is standing between you and Love?

2 thoughts on “IN THE IMAGE AND LIKENESS OF LOVE

  1. Don, this is a powerful word and challenge for us to incorporate into our daily lives. The world runs counter to this function and response. It is by faith that we must walk. Thank you for the encouragement.

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