Perfect Love

Love is widely acknowledged as the highest pursuit for our lives.

We desire to love our partner, children and neighbours. When we look at the world and ourselves, we often fall short. In all honesty, we could often love better.

But could we dare to love perfectly? If so, where would we start?

Thankfully, we have an example to follow. Jesus.

1 John 4:16-18:

"And so we know and rely on the love God has for us. God is love. Whoever lives in love lives in God, and God in them. This is how love is made complete among us so that we will have confidence on the day of judgment: In this world we are like Jesus. There is no fear in love. But perfect love drives out fear because fear has to do with punishment. The one who fears is not made perfect in love."

Jesus' love is perfect because it drives out our fear. We can have confidence when we stand before God because Jesus took our punishment on the cross.

Jesus wants us to be perfect like our Father in heaven. That's reaching for the stars! But it's not an impossible dream. We are made perfect in love.

Let's be like Jesus in this world. Loving God. Loving Others.

Peter Rogers

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