I heard a song recently and the words flooded deeply into my soul. The song is called, ‘Real Love’ by Blanca. It reminded me of something that we can forget about God sometimes or we get so caught up that it doesn’t mean as much as it used to. We can get caught up just trying to be perfect. We may try to be perfect for someone or some group, maybe a job or club, or even Christ. There is nothing wrong with trying to be perfect, sure we will all fail in the end, but it is trying. Of everyone who has lived and will live there has only been one perfect person. He was perfect so we wouldn’t have to be. He knew we would try and have to end up making sacrifices because we would always fail, but He saved us from that. He gave us the real love. A real love can make sacrifices for you, but they cannot ultimately be the real love. The real love can do it all. He was perfect, something we never will be, and have it up to save every single person. He saved us from eternal torment and separation. He saved us from the consequences of our sinfilled lives. He saved us to give us His real love. The song says we don’t have to be perfect and we don’t have to have everything. Christ gave His all so we don’t have to. His real love is everlasting, pure, selfless, caring, righteous, loyal, joyful, gracious, merciful, beautiful, compassionate, giving, strengthening, uplifting, shelter, hope, courage, peace, listening, trustworthy, praiseworthy, powerful, comforting, perfect, and so much more!
1 Corinthianns 13:1-7, “If I speak with the tongues of men and of angels, but have not love, I am a noisy gong or a clanging cymbal. And if I have prophetic powers, and understand all mysteries and all knowledge, and if I hava all faith, so as to remove mountains, but I have not love, I am nothing. If I give away all I have, and if I deliver up my body to be burned, but I have not love, I gain nothing. Love is patient and kind; love does not envy or boast; it is not arrogant or rude. It does not insist on its own way; it is not irritable or resentful; it does not rejoice at wrongdoing, but rejoices with truth. Love bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things.”
Replace every love in the verses above with Christ, then you will know what real love looks like.
Have real love and stay crazy, Hannah