Sunday, February 6, 2011

Is Love Ever Enough?

(Topic Suggestion from Neicie)

The simple answer is yes; love is enough to right every wrong, conquer every foe and smooth out every rough place in our lives. Love never fails.

If only life were that black and white. Some days, love doesn't feel like enough.

I like to think I know what love is. From a biblical standpoint, love is perfectly described in I Corinthians 13: "Love is patient, love is kind....."

From a personal standpoint, love is sacrifice. For the ones I love, I am willing to go where I don't want to go and do what I don't feel like doing. Love is forgiving those who have broken your heart and called you everything but a child of God. Love is the answer to life's greatest questions.

But what about those days when your love tank is on E?

We've all experienced those days. A simple sign of gratitude is all you need, but the world keeps moving, oblivious to your pain. You have given every part of yourself, but someone (or everyone) wants more.....because that's what you're supposed to do. They want more of your time, more of your concern, more of your love....

....and you just feel like you have nothing more to give.

The truth of the matter is this: your love isn't enough. My love isn't enough.

But God's love is.

When I was younger, my dad bought a bright red Nissan Stanza--his mid-life crisis car. At the time, this car had all of the latest features and more technology than I could even understand. But what I loved the most was the power button.

This little button by the emergency brake seemed to take the car from 0 to 60 in less than 8 seconds. Every single time we got on the highway, my sisters and I would beg my dad to press the power button. He would, and you could feel the engine kick into overdrive as the car shot forward. In my eight year old mind, it felt like we were flying.

God's love is our POWER button. Sure enough, our love can help us navigate the highways of life. But with the love of God in our reach, we can fly.

Be encouraged.



  1. I love this, you are the bomb!!!! for thought or maybe even a part 2 dun dun dun dunnnn. Why isnt my (not personal) love enough to cure diseases or save a loved one from committing suicide, or making my husband stop beating me. Why cant God pass his love to me (again not personal) so it can be enough? N

  2. Now that one is going to take some thinking. Fortunately, the impending snow storm will give me time to tackle it! Part II, coming soon!