Jehovah was not in the wind. And after the wind, an earthquake: Jehovah was not in the earthquake.
And after the earthquake, a fire: Jehovah was not in the fire. And after the fire, a soft gentle voice. (1Kings 19:11-12)

Saturday, March 16, 2013

Words for Wisdom for the Weekend: Radical Love


"In the end we're all alike, groping for true love and incapable of fully giving it. What we need is someone to love us who doesn't need us at all. Someone who loves us radically, unconditionally, vulnerably . . . If we received that kind of love, that would so assure us of our value, it would so fill us, that maybe we could start to give that kind of love too. Who can give love with no need? Jesus. Remember the dance of the Trinity--the Father, the Son, and the Spirit have been knowing and loving one another perfectly for all eternity. Within Himself, God has forever all the love, all the fulfillment, and all the joy that we could possibly want. He has all the love within Himself that the whole human race lacks. And the only way we're going to get any more is from Him . . .
"His love is perfect love, radically vulnerable love. And when you begin to get it, when you begin to experience it, the fakery and manipulativeness of your own love starts to wash away, and you've got the patience and security to reach out and start giving a truer love to other people."

~ Timothy Keller, 'King's Cross'


{Words for Wisdom for the Weekend: These are words that I have been challenged or encouraged by that I have read throughout my week that I kept pondering; words that I couldn't get off my mind and heart throughout my week. 
For other Words of Wisdom for the Weekend posts see here.}

1 comment:

  1. AMEN!! This truly is filled with Truth. Poured into my heart, which is a "good thing."



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