Love is the greatest gift of all. It is not a song; it is not the month of February. It is not a box of chocolates – – although it can feel like a very good substitute sometimes. It is the whispers of the Spirit. It is the calming of the heart. It is the promise of rest and joy. It is the belief that everything will be okay. And, not on account of your strength or commitment to good. But, His.
Love, to me, is a God that never sleeps. A God that never rests. A God that is always there working my greater good. A God that knows me. A God that always delivers me, provides for me. A God that is so big and so full and so deep that my greatest worry, my greatest burden, is already in His back pocket.
Love is a God that speaks in all seasons. A God that spends a lifetime helping you to be who you really are. A God that already knows every word you will speak to Him and already knows every word He will ever speak to you. A God that holds your freedom in highest regard. A God that walks you through every tear, every cry, every hard question you post in His direction.
Our God is a God of love. And as I toil in my work and in my family and in my relationships. He says to me “Live, my child, while I take care of the rest.” And, when He says that, my understanding of His love winds deeper and clearer and stronger because I believe Him.
Knowing Him and Him knowing me are the greatest markers of love I will ever know. And the longer I know Him, the more I know of love. And the more I know of love, the more I believe I am free to live, and to the fullest. Without any thought or concern for the outcome. Because the end is His. And He is perfect. To love.