Characteristics of Love Series
There have been times in my field of work, better yet field of ministry, when I have been overwhelmed with the heartache and tragedy that people have gone through. Times when I have just wanted to cry at what I was hearing, tragedy beyond our imaginations. Yet, due to the goodness of God, there have been more times when I have cried at the power of His love at work in the lives of people (and even my own).
Psalm 23:6 says, “Surely your goodness and love will follow me ALL the days of my life, and I will dwell in the house of the Lord forever.” (emphasis my own)
So as much as evil seems to follow people around sometimes, the love of Christ follows harder and relentlessly. According to Psalms 23:6 we are never left without His love…never alone. Even Romans 8:38-39 proves that the love of God never leaves us. It is the love of God that sets people free from all sorts of bondage, whether physical, mental, emotional or spiritual. It is the love of God that never leaves us in our dark times, pain or brokenness. It never leaves us when others do. His love makes the ultimate commitment and that fact overwhelms my human heart.
Has there ever been a time in your life when instead of feeling that you are never alone, you feel quite the opposite…forever alone? Remember that the bible is a character reference for God…it describes who He is. If God promises that He will never leave you, then you are never alone. Characteristic of love #1 : it never leaves us alone.