When I was still in high school, the Beatles sand, “All you need is love.” There is a lot of truth in that statement, but I am not sure they understood what they spoke of. There are many things in our world tha tpass for love. God’s Word says, “By this we know love,that He laid down His life for us…” (I John 3:16).
This Sunday, I am gong to begin a new series of messages leading into Easter. We are goingt o look at some amazing love stories. Some stories that surprise us. The woman caught in adultery, and Jesus’ surprising love. THe surprising love of a half-breed man for his hated enemy in the story of the Good Samaritan. The surprising love of a Father betrayed by his son in the story of the Prodigal. Then the most surprising love of all seen in a Cross. Love is indeed surprising.
But without Jesus, we really cannot comprehend love. THe BIble says, God is love. It is a supernatural perfet love that gives unselfishly. AND the only way we can show that kind of love is when Jesus Christ lives in our hearts and loves through us. Read the BIble story one more time. You too will be surprised by love.