Feb 14, 2012
PhotoStory Slideshow with “The Greatest Love of All” sung by Whitney Houston. Lyrics of the song is seen on each slide so you can sing-along.
The Greatest Love of All…
I have written several postings about love. But this one is about the “Greatest Love”. It is not human love. Human love can not compare. You see, the greatest love of all is actually the love of God. It’s a Pure Love. It’s a Love that is non-condemning, non-threatening, non-confrontational, non-demanding, non-abusive… pure Agape Love. God accepts us like we are with a non-conditional love. His grace and mercy are sufficient to cover all of our faults/sins and like the father of the prodigal son, God has His arms open wide awaiting our return to Him…
So, when I think about “the greatest love of all”, I then think about the song of that name.
But, I will talk about 2 different aspects of this song.
First…You see, the lyrics tell you something very important…
“I found the greatest Love of all
Inside of me
The greatest Love of all
Is easy to achieve
Learning to love yourself
It is the greatest Love of all”
“Find your strength in Love”
You see, I feel that the love that she is singing about is that Agape Love. God’s Love is the Greatest of All. Unlike man, He never leaves us or forsakes us. He never abuses or misuses. He is gentle, kind, loving, compassionate, patient, faithful and peaceful. There is no strife or confusion with the Love of God…
1 John 4:8 tells us,
“God is Love.” It’s this Love of God that allows you to love yourself. It’s the love inside of us as we invite Christ into our hearts. It is that Love that gives us strength. Philippians 4:13 says “I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.” The last verse says, “Find your strength in love”… Well, to rephrase that, Find you strength in God… because God is Love!
Lord, help Your children to find their way to You. Open their hearts to receive Your Love. Let them feel Your all consuming Presence so that they will know the difference in human love and Your Love. Let Your Fire burn within them and let them feel Your Peace that surpasses all human understanding. I pray for a mighty move of Your Spirit across this land that millions will feel Your Love and come to know You with a new-found intimacy with You in Jesus’ name. Amen.