Posted by: Nito | April 1, 2018

What is Real Love?

I heard today that the number one question googled by the mankind is “What is real love?”

In the world where everybody is tending for themselves and their own, where celebrated lifestyle aims for instant satisfaction, can we really find real love?

Real love is patient, real love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It does not dishonour others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Real love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, it always trusts, it always hopes and always perseveres (see 1 Corinthians 13:4-7).

If real love is great love, we know that none has greater love than this: to give up his own life for his friends (see John 15:13). We’ve seen many examples of such great love throughout the history—many heroes displayed this kind of love. But have you heard of the greatest hero, who gladly gave his life for the benefit of ALL of his enemies?

No? Let me tell you then about Jesus Christ. He died for us while we were yet the enemies of God, so that we would be made friends with God (Romans 5:8-10). Because of His sacrifice, God has even adopted us as His own children (Ephesians 1:5) and, as His heirs, we have access to everything that God has (Ephesians 1:3, Romans 8:17), which is so huge that we can’t even imagine what is available to us through our faith (Ephesians 3:20).

But Jesus didn’t just die for us, He has risen from the dead, and that’s what we celebrate on Easter. By overcoming death, He overcame the only power devil had—the power of death (see Hebrews 2:14). By His resurrection power, Jesus rendered devil powerless (Colossians 2:15) and gained all power and authority in heaven and on earth (Matthew 28:18).

Knowing that He gives this same power and authority to everyone that accepts Him as their Lord and Saviour (Luke 10:19), i.e. becomes His disciple, my question to you this Easter is: are you living an abundant life? Are you using the power and authority that Jesus gave to you? Are you living in the fullness of what God has in store for you?

Christ is risen! Happy Easter!

PS: If you want to become a disciple of Jesus and gain the power and authority to live an abundant life, say the following prayer and mean it:

Lord Jesus, I repent of my sins. I believe that you died on the cross to take my punishment. I believe that you rose from the dead and will come again to rule the world. Come into my heart, I make you my Lord and Saviour.

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