“Beloved, let us love one another, for love is from God, and whoever loves has been born of God and knows God.” 1 John 4:7
As I was reading the lyrics to the Song of the Week, I couldn’t help but envision a bride walking down the aisle to meet her groom. The part where the double doors open to reveal the transformed bride is probably one of my favorite parts of the wedding. As everyone just gazes in awe and wonder at beautiful bride, the bride only has her eyes one person: her groom.
A bride is so gorgeous on her wedding day, but I genuinely don’t think it’s because of the white dress, the ornate hairstyle, or the makeup. Seeing the joy sparkling in the bride’s eyes and smile always takes my breath away. She is willing to step out in faith to commit the rest of her life to the groom because she loves the groom and vice versa.
The love of Christ is so much more! The very next verses capture it so well:
“Anyone who does not love does not know God, because God is love. In this the love of God was made manifest among us, that God sent his only Son into the world, so that we might live through Him.”
Even before the fall of man in the Garden of Eden, God had already planned out the perfect way to save us, and that was through His Son Jesus. He implemented the greatest love story in all eternity. The King stepped down from His heavenly kingdom, came down to our wretched world to live among us, and paid our ransom by dying on a cross.
He pursues us without hesitation! He is the great Shepherd who leaves the 99 sheep just to find the 1 lost sheep. The only reason that we are even capable of loving another being is because God loved us first. We forgive because He forgave. We love because He loves us. We who were dead in our sins are supernaturally resurrected because our salvation is a product of the great love of Christ.
If your heart feels cold or dead, ask the One who is the author and embodiment of Love to come to your rescue! He is infinitely better than any knight in shining armor. He is the King of hearts, the Savior of souls. Believe me when I say that when you meet Him, your heart will melt for Him. His love is eternal and life-changing. Go ahead! Walk down the aisle to your Groom. He only has His eyes on you beautiful bride! He is expectantly and patiently waiting for you.