Saturday, October 22, 2011

Extravagant Love

"And regardless of what else you put on, wear love. 
It's your basic, all-purpose garment. 
Never be without it.
Col. 3

Sometimes it has to get so simple.
The primary, foundational, 
strip-all-the-extra, simple.
Love. Deeply. From the heart.

"Observe how Christ loved us. 
The extravagant love of Christ.
Love like that." 
Eph. 5

If we are not ruled by love--  
for Christ and for each other-- 
we clang, banging cymbals,
and we creak, rusty gates.
We misrepresent.
We show the world another picture
of self-focused, out-of-touch religion.
Lord, help my heart to love like You do.
You "stand with those who have no standing."
"For Christ so loved the world that He gave..."
The darkness around us must see something that
changes it, makes it more beautiful.
Faith, hope, love.
The greatest is love.


  1. Hi! My name is Elise and I go to school with Jake at The King's College. He shared the link to your blog with me today and I just got finished reading the entire thing. I just wanted to drop in and thank you for writing such encouraging, pure, and beautiful words--they really ministered to me. Your students are blessed to be taught and led by someone with such a passion for Christ! I look forward to reading more :)

  2. Elise, Thank you for sharing that. It means a lot to know others get ministered to through the words of living water He gives to me. And so glad to "meet" one of Jake's friends who share His passion and love for Christ. I am from NJ so I am hoping one of these days to get a chance to swing by to visit him and meet all of you. Blessings to you as you meet each day with His grace for every moment:)