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A Life of Love: The Power of Love

by David Chadwick Huey Lewis wrote a wonderful song called “The Power of Love.” It perfectly captures the incredible power that love has. He says, “It’s strong and it’s sudden and it’s cruel sometimes, but it might just save your life. That’s the power of love.” 1 John 4:8 states that God is love. And his love is the most powerful force in the universe. It convicts us of our sins, which at times can feel cruel, but will end up healing us. It is strong enough to transform us. It is captivating and comprehensive. We must know the power of love. Read stories about how unconditional love changed a life. They are numerous! People like Anne Sullivan who sacrificially poured into Helen Keller and taught her in the midst of Helen’s blindness. Watch movies that show the power of love. Stories where someone actually sacrifices his or her life for another. McFarland, USA is a wonderful example of this. Coach Jim White moved to McFarland, Texas, a town that was economically challenged, and invested into that community. The power of this coach’s love changed the lives of many students, turned their entire sports program around, and transformed generations to come. As you fill your mind and heart with stories that show sacrificial and powerful love, remember the ultimate sacrifice that Jesus made for each one of us. I would encourage you to memorize John 15:13. “Greater love has no one than this, that someone lay down his life for his friends.” Once you understand the power of love, it will inspire you. Once you realize that, in Christ, God has given his unconditional love to you, it will humble you. Then, and only then, can you represent Jesus and become a conduit of unconditional love to others. This is our highest calling in life.

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