Love is a genre in itself. It sells books, movies, plays, shows and more. We are drawn to love and we consume it year after year. No matter the heartache it causes, it grows in popularity and pursuit. This longing pulses through our veins in spite of the distrust we have. Our fear of letting someone in reveals the desperation we have toward love.
What’s intriguing is that love can’t be held or clearly quantified by our minds. It’s a mystery, yet it’s impact is felt deeply within us. It moves us to act out what we experience. Yes, love brings out the fool in us, making our hearts beat with nervous energy. We would give all we have and take huge leaps of faith to live out our days with the one we fall for. Love has the power to make a family legacy through two people’s commitment and loyalty no matter what comes their way.
My Uncle Calvin experienced this kind of love. He went to heaven a few weeks ago, yet he had what so many want. He met my Aunt Nancy when they were kids at their church and then started dating her in their early teenage years. They were married for 58 years, had two kids and four grandchildren. They had ups and downs, they weren’t famous or rich, but they had each other. Their love made them rich as they lived out their days together.
It’s these stories that set an example and give hope to someone who wants the same thing.
God made us to love Him and to love one another. He created us to be passionate toward the loves of our lives by giving them our all, committing to them and making life together. The Bible says this pleases Him (Malachi 2:15). As love populates the Earth, it can give godly children for generations. So take courage – He sees our desire to have love, and He wants to help us with the love we have now!
Unfortunately, the strongest of love can be separated, as we have seen in the media and the lives of the people around us. It seems like people get married with a tint of doubt, and divorce is an option for all to consider. I’m not minimizing those who have gone through this. I am pointing out that cynicism that has crept into our culture. It’s easy to live with veiled hearts as infidelity is celebrated. It’s logical to ask – where is Unbreakable Love?
After all, this is what we were fed through different mediums, the idea of an Unbreakable Love that lives forever. It’s this thought that motivates our expectations and our hopes.
So where is the Unbreakable Love?
I believe it’s Jesus! The answer is in front of our faces, freely given to the world without cost or pedigree. It’s a love that looks past our appearances and where we come from. It heals our mistakes and uses our limitations to reveal who He is. It gives purpose to an empty life and fills the broken places with peace and grace. It’s the fairytale we have imagined and the story we have longed for. It’s the chance of a lifetime!
This Unbreakable Love reveals who God is and how He handles you and me. The Bible says God is love; therefore, when you see the word love, you can put the word God there in its place.
1 Corinthians 13:4-8 says “Love[God] is patient and kind. It[He] is not jealous, boastful, proud or rude. It[He] does not demand its[his] own way. [He is]not irritable, keeps no record of being wronged. Does not rejoice about injustice but rejoices whenever the truth wins out. Love[God] never gives up, never loses faith, is always hopeful and endures through every circumstance.”
This is Unbreakable Love! This is the model for the love stories we desire in our own lives. It’s the standard by which we govern our behavior toward one another. It’s amazing that this can make our love unbreakable too. We can experience this through our imperfections and shortcomings because it’s His grace moving through our lives. Please remember, nothing is too late, nothing is too hard and nothing is too bad for Jesus! He is greater!
Do you feel like you are breaking or the love in your life is breaking? There is hope for you! Don’t give up. Reach for Jesus! His Unbreakable Love will heal you, restore what is fractured and mend the broken places.
We love you and the best is ahead!