The Door of Love
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Walking through a lush forest, listening to singing birds, the sound of rushing waters, and feeling the soft caress of the sun’s warmth on my face, I meditate on love.
But what is love? Some say that it is a living feeling, wishing for everything good, something intense—not palpable, but perceivable.
Incredibly, every person needs that manifestation of love. God is the essence of love—pure and perfect, with the greatest acts of faithfulness and kindness without limits, all of which the human mind fails to grasp. Jesus is God’s expression of love.
He doesn’t care what sinful path you may have been on, or how many times your feet may have slipped, or how dirty your clothes are. The Bible speaks of a woman who had a reputation as a sinner. She knew that Jesus was at a certain Pharisee’s house, and she showed up uninvited, threw herself at His feet, and wept. Jesus forgave her sins, giving her a new opportunity. As the Apostle Paul writes:
I am jealous for you with a godly jealousy. I promised you to one husband, to Christ, so that I might present you as a pure virgin to him. But I am afraid that just as Eve was deceived by the serpent’s cunning, your minds may somehow be led astray from your sincere and pure devotion to Christ. (NIV)
The Lord speaks of a change of life and of being filled with His love, which covers sins and casts out all fear. We sometimes allow our faith in God’s love to be clouded by fear. As you read this devotional, As we come to God in worship, we can express how we feel and be honest about what is going on in our hearts. God’s love always renews and transforms us:
“Here I am! I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears my voice and opens the door, I will come in and eat with that person, and they with me.” ()
At CBN Guatemala, we serve and pray for all the people who call on us every day. We understand the manifestation of the love of Jesus and that He is knocking at the door of each one of their hearts. Some accept and others reject the love of the Lord because of deception and sin. Prayer opens a door of communication with Jesus and gives Him the opportunity to enter lives. And then we experience forgiveness and mercy. People who have been healed, set free, and restored testify to the faithful love of Jesus, who called them to His marvelous light. It is a glorious time because the door is open for everyone who believes in Jesus and needs His love!
Jesus holds out His lifelines of love and mercy to you. If you would like to respond, I invite you to pray this prayer with me:
Lord Jesus, I ask Your forgiveness for a way of life that is not worthy of You. I repent of my sins and recognize You as my only and sufficient Savior. Today, I open the door of my heart, and I ask You to come in and stay with me. Take me and don’t let go. Thank You for Your unconditional love, and that You have written my name in the Book of Life. Amen.
Scripture is quoted from THE HOLY BIBLE, NEW INTERNATIONAL VERSION®, NIV® Copyright © 1973, 1978, 1984, 2011 by Biblica, Inc.® Used by permission. All rights reserved worldwide.
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