I love words, always have. I love to write them, to read them, but sometimes…words fail.
You can have the best family in the world, supportive, encouraging, and loving, but sometimes…families fail.
You may have the best friends in the world who always have your back, who pick you up when you fall and cheer you on, but sometimes…friendships fail.
You may love your country, it’s leaders, and the judicial system, but sometimes…governments fail.
You may have all the strength, self-motivation, and determination to accomplish your goals, but sometimes…you fail.
You may have the most loving husband, most well-behaved kids, the biggest/best house on the street, but sometimes…this love fails.
But there is a Love that doesn’t fail. It’s not the generic, “I love you”, “You love me”, “Just love everybody” kind of love. It is the ever abiding, ever sustaining, died for you Love that was displayed in full force thousands of years ago while we hated, mocked, and betrayed. While we ignore, blame, and blaspheme.
As I was writing this post, I came across this beautiful song.
It is from the Love Chapter (I Corinthians 13). It is such a beautiful song! But the song never goes into what (Who!) this Love comes from and Is. Only God can love perfectly like that. Love without repentance is just empty, love that is failed love..not really love at all. A love like Jesus is something I want to strive toward.
But know that where (or when, because they all do or will) words, families, friends, government, self-sufficiency, social rankings fail, the One who will not fail you is God. It’s a complicated thing, this life and loving business, and understanding this Love that is so completely foreign to us. And I don’t have all the answers, but God does, and if you call out to Him with an open heart, void of self, He will fill your heart with the Love that passes all understanding (Eph. 3:19)
My words fail so often…God fails never.