God inspired me to write the song “Love Begins” based upon a friend who consistently encouraged me to seek to be close to God. It changed my life. Because God’s love constantly satisfies a deep need within me, the song is now one of my favorites. I’m learning that the best love we ever GIVE or RECEIVE begins with Our Father. He never changes; therefore, His love never changes. He never ends; therefore, His love never ends. The Bible says, “For the Lord is good; his steadfast love endures forever, and his faithfulness to all generations.” (Psalms‬ ‭100:5‬) In Psalms 136, the phrase “His love endures forever,” is repeated 26 times as an echoing refrain of the many wonders which God, in His love, does for us.

Because God’s love is the best we’ll ever have, the best thing we can teach each other is how to seek Him. It’s a more important education than school, sports, or a profession. When we teach others to find Him, we give them the most important tool for living. We will never know anyone wiser, stronger or more loving than our Father. It is IN Him we find everything we are missing. However, we can’t give others what we don’t possess. He must be evident in our life. Do we love our children, our parents and our friends? If so, how much of our daily life directs them to Him? Do they SEE Him in us? Unless His presence is alive in us, they will never believe He is real. The quality of love we give others is directly dependent upon the quality of time we spend absorbing His Presence. His love is REAL but–without Him–OUR love will never be like HIS. When our love finds its genesis in the love of our Father, then it doesn’t matter what circumstances cross our path, our love for each other never fails because God never fails! The single most important thing we teach anyone is to seek God. Our life is our our most powerful textbook. When He becomes real in us, His love draws others to Him. I’m forever grateful for the friend who cared enough to show me God’s love!