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"Yet in all these things we are more than conquerors through Him who loved us. For I am persuaded that neither death nor life, nor angels nor principalities nor powers, nor things present nor things to come, nor height nor depth, nor any other created thing, shall be able to separate us from the love of God which is in Christ Jesus our Lord" (Romans 8:37-39). God has an endless love for us. The fact that God can love us so much even if we have sinned amazes me. When someone doesn't listen to us or disobey our rules, we usually get a little mad or upset and our love for that person is put on hold. With God, His love for us is never put on hold. God loves us so much that He sent His only Son to die on the cross for us so that we may have eternal life (John 3:16).
We are to strive to be like Christ. It can be difficult to have a continuous love for a person, but we have to try to have an endless love for everyone. We don't necessarily need to have an Eros love, the type of love you show for your significant other, for everyone. We can have an Agape love (brotherly love), a Philia love (friendship), or a Storge love (love for parents and children) for everyone. We even have to love our enemies (Matthew 5:44). "Beloved, if God so loved us, we also ought to love one another" (1John 4:11). God's love can cast out fear, because "perfect love casts out fear, because fear involves torment" (1John 4:18).
We also need to have a blaze of love for our Savior. Can others see it burning within us? "The deepest love for God is motivated--not by fear of what God will do to me, but by the deepest gratitude for what He has done for me." We start to realize how to love Him when we realize how He loves us. He loves us endlessly and that is how we should love Him and others, even when it can be difficult. God's love for us will last forever and that is amazing. Show God and others an endless love too. You are not alone.
By: Jennifer Odom
My name is Jennifer Odom and I've been a Christian since October 2011. I'm a 17-year-old freshman at Freed-Hardeman University. I like reading, crocheting, and Bible journaling. My favorite verse is Philippians 1:21. I write for Tomorrow's Church, Today and am the editor for Beyond the Foam. I hope to speak at several ladies days, become a music teacher, get involved with mission work, and bring as many people as I can with me to heaven. Stepping in Light is affiliated with the church of Christ.