Did you know that you can love without the fear of being rejected? Just for a minute, think about the decision Jesus made to come to earth to die so we could be reconciled to God. He knew BEFORE He came that—every human would reject the love He was about to give—yet, He came anyway. He loved us when we were His enemies. You might say, “Yes, but that’s God, and I can’t love like He does.

Well, evidently, Jesus thought we COULD love like He does—or He would NOT have COMMANDED us to do so!

Jesus said: “A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another: just as I have loved you, you also are to love one another.” (‭‭John‬ ‭13:34‬) This command is remarkably inspiring because it reveals that we are capable of love much greater than we understand. But HOW can we love without fear of being hurt or rejected—like Jesus did?

To love as God loves, we need to understand that God is the embodiment of love; Indeed, the Bible says, “God is love.” (1 John 4:16) To love like Him, we must be close to Him and imitate His example. When we’re lost in God’s love—He protects our heart—so we don’t have to. His shield of love enables us to love without fear or reservation.

God’s solemn promise to those who love Him is: “I will rescue him; I will protect him, for he acknowledges my name. He will call on me, and I will answer him; I will be with him in trouble, I will deliver him and honor him.” (Psalm‬ 91:14-15) There is no one who is capable of loving us like God does–He loves us despite His present knowledge of ALL of our future crimes against His love! This thought causes my heart to swell with thankfulness and provokes tears of gratefulness.

When we rest in the Almighty hands of His love, there is nothing that can destroy our heart. When we KNOW that “nothing can separate us” from His love, then rejection is simply another opportunity to draw closer to Him. The experience of being loved by God makes us fearless to love others because—love is no longer about us—we’re already loved! ‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬

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