044Love knows no limit to its endurance, no end to its trust, no fading of its hope; it can outlast anything.  LOVE NEVER FAILS.  1 Corinthians 13:7-8

As my daily scripture calendar looms before me over my kitchen sink, it continuously reminds me of God’s never-ending, unfailing love and promises for His children. It is currently “stuck” on January 24th with this passage from a version of the Bible that I usually never ponder.  The words still ring in my mind, making its way to my heart as we cease the moment to crave its meaning.

Really…no limit?

How often do we limit our own “loves”?  We often say we love something until it hurts, gets uncomfortable, too hard to deal with, takes too much time, whines too much, or just plain makes way too many messes!

As many of us do the day-in-and-out role called Motherhood, we are quite often reminded of the love we have for our children, its endurance, its never-ending, full of hopes, dreams, possibilities inspiration it brings to all… can God really love His children in this way?

No, really… no limit?

We read into the classic, timeless verses of treasure in the Bible that God truly does love us in a LOVE that has no limit.  The lengths He goes, the very fact that Jesus was even a part of the plan to leave the Indescribable splendor of Heaven to reach His Beloved… that’s us.  The tired feet, endless days of serving, the temptations, the hunger, the mocking, the pain, oh, the pain of that cross, the heat, the sweat… no comparison to what little we have to offer another human…

Do you love with limits?  Do you often harbor unforgiveness toward a loved one because they ‘hurt you too much,’ didn’t act in a way you saw fit, or any other reason time has increased its meaning?  Are you missing out on what God’s intention of love is?  No limits?

Do you let yourself ‘love and be loved’? with no limits?