Where can I find love?
When you find love in Jesus Christ, it satisfies your soul in a way nothing else can.
To encounter Jesus is to encounter love you have never known. In him you experience a quantity of love you have known before, and a kind of love you have never known.
Writing to one church, the apostle Paul prayed “that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith—that you, being rooted and grounded in love, may have strength to comprehend with all the saints what is the breadth and length and height and depth, and to know the love of Christ that surpasses knowledge, that you may be filled with all the fullness of God.” (Ephesians 3:17–19)
Notice what this teaches about the love of Jesus:
- When Christ dwells in your heart, when you are truly welcoming his leadership in your thoughts and desires, you will be rooted and grounded in love. Love is what he brings. Love is what he teaches. And love is what he inspires.
- His love within enables your soul to comprehend love in a scope and dimension you have never known. You will experience the breadth, length, height, and depth of divine love. You will experience unselfish love, servant love, generous love, true sympathy and compassion, honest love that speaks necessary truth, covenant love that stays with you, healing love that restores your soul, jealous love that requires your all, gentle love that does not break the bruised reed, fierce love that is wholehearted and strong.
- The love of Christ is so rich and full that it surpasses knowledge. You cannot exhaust it. You can never fully understand it.
- But all love you experience in Christ brings to you the fullness of God. This is the ultimate. Knowing Christ’s love causes your soul to be like a glass of water filled to the brim that cannot hold another drop. You have perfect satisfaction and happiness.
When people find love
Those who encountered the love of Jesus during his ministry left their families, homes, possessions, and jobs to follow him. They wept on his feet and dried his feet with their hair. Some risked their lives and put up with the hardships of homelessness and travel. They sat at his feet to hear his teaching.
Jesus’ love brought people together then and brings us together now. We forget ourselves and poor out his love to one another and to our broken world.