The bible says the love of God is made available for any heart that is open to it. But what does it mean to practically abide? To love as deeply, as purely, as fully, as eternally, as unconditionally, with such perfection as the love of our Lord?
To abide in God’s love is to continually find ourselves immersed in its depth. To never fade away and to always return. We are called to be constant conduits of this love. To receive it in ourselves and then to share it with the world. You see, the outpouring of Christ’s love is not an unfamiliar or unnatural experience. In fact, we were created to abide in it. We were created to clothe ourselves in His love each and every day, never letting go of what is full of presence and promise. If we don't remember to start with the Father's love for us, we will forget why we have love for others.
if we root ourselves in His love, that is how we will grow as a community. That is how we will inspire change. There is no greater love than one that never leaves.