The Kind Of Love That Heals
Only love heals, and My love in you shall heal many. - Bo Sanchez, Embraced
I used to think that love is all we need in order to heal other people's hurts.
I used to think that if wecould only give that love to the very best we could, we'd have the power to change other people's livesfor the better.
But why is it that after giving everything we could, we are still met with pain and frustration?
Why isit that after so many years of trying to prove our love, wounds are still hurting and people remainunchanged?
Can't love really heal our hurts?
My daughter (son), you are not yet a strong and prudent lover. Because you abandon what you havebegun at every little adversity which you encounter, and too eagerly seek consolation.-Imitation of ChristHow strong must we be? How persistent must our love be? In our exhaustion, we say in defeat that ourlove could never be that strong enough. If the only hope for healing left is love, then it couldn't be thekind of love that we have. Our love is not the kind of love that heals.
What then is the love that heals?
But God demonstrates His own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us. - Romans5:8
Only God's love can. For in truth, God Himself is LOVE
"For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish, but have eternal life." - John 3:16
All our greatest strivings fall short of God's Perfect LOVE for us, a love that is sufficient unto itself andneither needs nor asks for anything in return. Who among us could love like Him unless He empowers usto do so?
God's Unconditional Love