Thursday, 16 August 2012

Today Reminder - 16 August 2012 (A love story)

My prayer for you for today is that you will fully experience God’s love in your life, in Jesus name.

1 John 4:19
We love each other because He loved us first.

A love story
Once upon a time many years ago in a land far, far away lived a beautiful young girl. One morning as she was fetching water from the nearby stream, a group of riders came by. It was the prince and his guards on their way home from battle. They stopped for water and the prince helped the young girl carry her buckets home. This was the start of a wonderful friendship. From here on the prince visited often and their relationship grew stronger as did their love. The prince wanted to marry the young girl, but in his kingdom princes marry princesses, so their love was forbidden by the king. The young prince knew that he would die if this love was taken from him so he and the young girl ran away. Their journey took them through wild and tough lands as they continued to get away as far as possible. They gave up all for love, to be free to love and live free in love. They found a beautiful place close to a stream well hidden where they build a house.
The king searched the land for his son and only heir to his throne, but nobody knew where he was and nobody could find them. The old king did not stop searching, because in his heart there was a sudden emptiness. His love for his son was strong and he now realised that he was blinded by tradition and allowed people to mislead him. He never stopped his search and continued to look for his son and the young girl.

My dear friend, love has become a word that we misuse. To truly love is to be willing to give up anything for this love. God loved us first and His love is so great that He was willing to sacrifice His son to save us and to open our eyes to the magnitude of true love. John writes in verse 9 and 10: “God showed how much He loved us by sending His one and only Son into the world so that we might have eternal life through Him. This is real love—not that we loved God, but that He loved us and sent His Son as a sacrifice to take away our sins.” This is how we should measure love and in the same way love each other. Love should not have boundaries but instead love should overcome all. “God is love, and all who live in love live in God, and God lives in them.”

“Such love has no fear, because perfect love expels all fear. If we are afraid, it is for fear of punishment, and this shows that we have not fully experienced His perfect love.” (verse 18)

Have an awesome day filled with love, dear friend of Jesus