Your Love Goes On

Read: John 3:1-21

We just came through Valentines Day and this past Sunday my
message was from the famous “love chapter” of 1 Corinthians
13.  It is a reminder of what love is and what love is not.
It helps us to live a life of love towards God and with each
other.  But I hope that we don’t only consider those things in
the month of February.

One of the most popular Christian contemporary songs right now
is the song by Jesus Culture entitled “One Thing Remains.”
Here are the lyrics and also a link to the song on Youtube if
you would like to listen to it.

Higher than the mountains that I face
Stronger than the power of the grave
Constant through the trial and the change
One thing remains
One thing remains

Your love never fails it never gives up
it never runs out on me
On and one and on and on it goes
It overwhelms and satisfies my soul
And I never ever have to be afraid
One thing remains

In death and in life I’m confident and covered by the power of
your great love
My debt is paid there’s nothing that can separate my heart
from your great love

What an amazing truth, that God’s love never fails, never runs
out, and can never be separated from us.  It’s a truth that
should encourage us to live for him and keep him the constant
focus of all that we do.

In John 3 Jesus proclaims to Nicodemus that no one can see the
Kingdom of God unless they are born again.  What he means is
that every sinner on this earth (that would be all of us)
needs to repent of their sins and live by the truth he has
proclaimed.

God’s love is seen perfectly through Jesus Christ.  His love
does not want us to remain in sin but be changed and
transformed by his grace, love, and forgiveness.  When Jesus
spoke to the woman caught in adultery in John 8 he said that
he did not condemn her, but he also said, “Go now and leave
your life of sin.”

As we move past Valentines Day let us continue to embrace the
love that God has for us.  It will remain as a constant source
for us and never fail us.  As the song above says, “I never
have to be afraid.”

Make it personal: How can you respond to God’s love this week?
Find ways to show your need and your appreciation for this
love that is higher than the mountains that you face.

Have a great week,
Glen Rhodes, Arthur Mennonite Church