There is no end to the love of Jesus Christ and no one is beyond His redeeming love.
Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres. Love never fails (1 Cor 13:4-8).
What Paul is telling us in these passages is that love is not so much a feeling as it is an action. Love can’t be lost, or fallen away from, because it is active and unconditional. Jesus said, If you love me keep my commandments, not, if you love me be all warm and fuzzy. He told Peter, If you love me, feed my sheep (John 21). Love is action.
The best news of all is that Love never fails. Love endures through every circumstance and lasts forever. It is not down trodden or beaten. It is not defeated or dejected. Love is in the hope of a Samaritan that passed by and did a good deed. Love is in the forgiveness of a brother or sister, not seven times, but seven times seventy.
Nothing can stop the power and action of love. Nothing that is, unless you choose not to have it, live it, or share it. People fail, systems fail, structures fail, but the love of God never fails!
God put His love in action for us by sending His son to die for us while we were still sinners (Rom 8:5). Today, as disciples of Christ, we must also put our love for others in action. We can’t love them into Heaven. We can’t love them to Jesus. We can’t love them to salvation. BUT, we can put our love in action by sharing with them the love of Christ and letting Him do the rest.
There is simply no more loving thing we can do.
Putting love in action,