But in the midst of all of this, there is something way more powerful than fear, it's called LOVE, and I was reminded of it by my oldest son when he asked me the most profound question the other day.
It literally blew me away. Before I tell you what it was, remember, scripture teaches us that God IS love. Think about that for a second. God IS love. Love is God.
SO my son's question was this...
"If God didn't exist, would Love not exist?"
I had to think about that for a moment. I believe he is correct. If God didn't exist then neither would love. The only reason it is possible for me to love my kids, and take them to a million different places, and wipe their noses, and their cute little booties, is because God exists.
The only reason I am able to love my husband, who sometimes doesn't deserve it, is because God actually exists.
The only reason my husband is able to love me in all my flaws, and prejudices, and my anger, and moodiness is because God actually exists.
SO the more you KNOW God, the more you are able to LOVE others. Which unfortunately means the opposite as well. The LESS you know God, the less you are capable of LOVING others.
Okay seems simple. But what if you are feeling unloved by others? What if you have experienced some rejection, or hurt, that has caused you such pain and suffering and right now you are not really thinking about how good of a job you do at loving others, you are a little more concerned with how others are loving you?
We all go through that. And with all the pain in the world right now, I am not surprised in the least. It sucks, and it hurts, and sometimes it is just downright easier to give in to the fear or hate.
But don't do that.
Love is a powerful weapon. Yes, that's right. A WEAPON. I like to use it like a sword to chop off the arms of my enemies! (Okay maybe that's not exactly right, but you get my idea.)