“May you experience the love of Christ” is one of the best wishes you can express to someone. Every time I read that verse in the Bible, I am filled with anticipation and appreciation. It is not a wish that can’t be fulfilled. It is very much possible to experience the love of Christ. What is His love like? Is it measurable? Is it easy to experience? His love is too big for us to fully comprehend. It can’t be captured by feelings or even by words. It is the most powerful and the biggest force in the universe and yet it is directed to us. One of the keys to experiencing His love is to know that it exists, to be aware of it and to believe that it can be part of our lives. There are no sins, no mistakes, no transgressions, no iniquities that can separate us from the love of Christ. When we repent, the Lord always forgives. He wants for all of us to experience His love on a daily basis. The verb “experience” sounds as if this love were something that we can have temporarily and that we can enjoy on a limited basis. It is not a conditional and short-term experience. God’s love is constant and it is always there. When we experience the love of Christ, we experience a powerful life that is complete. This life should be embraced every day. Today I want to encourage you to dive into the love of Christ and to welcome it all the time. The Lord loves us more than we will ever know but we can know that His love is here to stay and that no one and nothing can separate us from His love.
We’ve all been through times when we have felt unloved or rejected. No one seems to care during those periods of time or at least that is our perception. Rejection is a weapon of the enemy. He doesn’t want anyone to feel like he or she belongs anywhere. He wants people to feel lonely and isolated because it will separate them from God. The enemy is against love and if we can’t feel love from anyone then it will be even harder to feel love from God. God’s love is not like human love but human love gives us an idea and a glimpse at what God’s love is all about. Love gives us a sense of belonging but it also gives us a sense of security. We feel safe when we are loved and if there is no love, danger often seems imminent. All the good emotions and feelings that are attached to love are a disgrace to the enemy so trust that he will do whatever he can to prevent love from flourishing in our lives. He also likes to give us a false definition of love and his empty imitation of love can actually alienate us from God. If we think that love is only about receiving for instance, we can miss out on God’s love. God gives all the time but He also wants us to give but when our hearts tell us that love is about receiving and not about giving, we are in trouble. There are many interpretations of love that are erroneous and that are meant to blur the love of Christ. Fake love will never bring the fullness of life that can be found in the love of Christ. It will always make us want more and look for more and we can end up looking in all the wrong places.
“May you experience the love of Christ” means that there is a love that is way above human love and this love is alive and well. Jesus is the same yesterday, today and forever and His love is the same yesterday, today and forever. His love contains resurrection power and life. It liberates, it sets free and it opens doors. It rights the wrongs. It heals and it soothes. It brings peace and it tears down chaos and confusion. The love of Christ is superior to any kind of love and it can make miracles happen. It can change your troubled waters into the finest wine. It can part the seas and make you walk on dry land. It can open your blind (spiritual) eyes. It can provide amazing solutions. It can change the Sauls of your life into Pauls. It can move mountains. It can build strongholds of hope and it can shield you and protect you. The love of Christ is like no other love. My prayer today is that you experience it every day. May His love carry you, guide you, shelter you and feed you. The love of Christ is your weapon of choice against the enemy. Remind him that God so loved the world that He gave His only Son Jesus so that you shall not perish and you will not perish in Jesus’ name! Thank the Lord for His love. Trust and believe that it never leaves you. You will be made complete with all the fullness of life and power that comes from God. Praise Him!
Suggested reading: John 3:16; Ephesians 3:19; 1 John 4:9-14