With all of the talk of fear this week, I have to give a moment to talk about unconditional love. The Bible says that perfect love casts out all fear. The love the Bible refers to is the Father’s love.
Unfortunately, in this day and age, there is very little unconditional love. I just don’t think that there is enough of it in the world today. With divorce rates skyrocketing, both kids and adults find themselves unsure of whether someone loves them at a particular moment, let alone unconditionally.
One of my good friends is getting married next weekend. I thought I would be able to make it, but I’m not. Telling them that I could not attend the wedding was tough. Really tough. You know what I got in return? Love. Encouragement. Sure, we’re all disappointed. But because we love one another unconditionally, we move forward, our friendship unscathed.
Sure, I have a lot of fears (as you’ll read more about this week.) But I’ve also been blessed. Now I just have to learn to receive the unconditional love. But that is a subject for another blog.