By Pastor Tim Eaton
The Beatles made the words famous but the sentiment has been around since the dawning of romance. The trouble is that life seldom follows this sentiment. In fact, just about every heartbreaking story begins with love.
What begins as love can fade quickly. It seems like most everything around us is designed to drain the last drop of love and romance out of our lives. Long hours of work (or worries about lack of work), busing the kids all over town, trying to keep the house clean, paying the bills; all of this leaves us exhausted and frustrated, making love the last thing we feel for anyone.
It’s true. We need love. Love is what we seek from the most important relationships in our lives. Still, it’s not enough to make those relationships work. What we need is a love with faithful endurance. But what does that look like? Time, attention and action. That’s what love looks like to those who feel it from us, and what it looks like on our calendar. Without these things, love quickly fades into a distant memory leaving only heartbreak behind.
The Beatles may have written one of the greatest songs about love of all time, but the greatest love of all time is seen in Jesus: “God is love”. This is how God showed his love to us. He sent his one and only Son into the world that we might live through him,” (1 John 4:8-9). He didn’t just begin to love, he continues to love: “The Lord is right and true; he is faithful in all he does,” (Psalm 33:4). What we need is His love; an unending, consistent love.
Reconnect with the one who will always love you, Sundays at 10am.
Pastor Tim Eaton
Edgewater Lutheran Church
Sundays at 10am
12884 Oakdale Street
Eastvale, CA 92880