I’m sure many if not all of you have heard the phrase “love wins”. It is one that you often hear when it comes to some type of injustice, inequality, or indifference. In a world where sin runs rampant, these types of actions happen on a daily basis.
I can remember as a child learning and being reminded to turn the other cheek and love those who are against you with the love of Christ. This is actually easier said than done. To be perfectly honest, it is one that I am still working on from time to time. However, I do know for a fact that in the end, love wins.
If you are a believer in Christ Jesus and you didn’t already know, love wins! When God sent Jesus to die on the cross, He sent His Love. That same Love was buried and rose again three days later, defeating death. This proves that no matter who is against you or wants to see you fail, it is love that wins.
This is the same for how love should be displayed in marriages. Each day you must make a choice to figuratively put yourself on a cross and sacrifice your desires for the needs of your spouse. You are dying to yourself but the final outcome is that love wins and you have a stronger marriage.
No one ever said that love would always be easy. Just as an athlete has to prepare for an event, so should we in our relationships. In order to win a sporting event, one must train vigorously by sacrificing sleep, time and other things which are important.
The goal is to win.
With Jesus being the Son of God, He could have easily made the decision to walk away from giving His life. He could have exercised His power to not have to go to the cross. However, if that were the case, where would we be today? He loved us so much that He sacrificed His life for ours. Even when He ascended into heaven, He loved us even more to leave His Holy Spirit to dwell within those who believe He is the Savior.
There is no better example to show that love wins.
So as you move on with your day, take a look at your earthly relationships. Are they thriving or barely surviving? As long as you have breath to breathe, there is still time to make a decision to love harder, love better and love unconditionally. Most importantly, before everything else, love your Heavenly Father. He will make it easier to love others.
In Relentless Pursuit,