There is no fear in love. But perfect love drives out fear, because fear has to do with punishment. The one who fears is not made perfect in love. — 1 John 4:18
Today is a very important day for three of my friends in church. Because it is the day of their baptism. I’m really pleased for them. As you known, baptism is to celebrate about ‘their old selves have gone and the new lives in the Love of God have come’. What an exciting journey ahead of them! I would like them to know about today’s verse, God is love! God is pouring his love on them!
Fear, we all have. It can be the fear of our future, job losts, financial crisis, terrorists, terrible family situations, life difficulties, death and so on, it can also be the fear of objects, such as snakes, spiders, sharks, rats, you name it.
Love, we all long for! It can be the brotherly love, parental love, friend’s love as well as partner’s love.
However, the Perfect love comes from our heavenly father, which is the unconditional love, a love above all else. In his love, there is no fear! His love always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres…
God is love. Whoever lives in love lives in God, and God in them. This is how love is made complete among us so that we will have confidence on the day of judgment: In this world we are like Jesus. There is no fear in love. But perfect love drives out fear, because fear has to do with punishment. The one who fears is not made perfect in love. We love because he first loved us. — 1 John 4:16-19
God loves you!