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A Testimony of Love

Written by on 8 Aug 2020

Please allow me to share with you a testimony of how God’s love became a reality in my life.

As a child, I was convinced that I would become a preacher one day. So I tried my best to pay attention in church. But, oh my, before I knew it, my mind would wander off to another place. Be it Grandma’s mouth-watering chicken curry at home, swimming and watermelon after Sunday lunch, my new Maasdorp book and fun with my friends during the week occupied my mind until I realised with a shock: I did not hear a single word!

Sunday after Sunday, however, one message would stay with me. It was the words on the pulpit, creatively embroidered by one of the church ladies: “God is love”. I had numerous conversations with myself about this remarkable statement. How is God love? When is He love? How can a person say God is love – Jesus is God and man, and what does it all mean?

Live Love

Time flew by, and in the process, I realised that I am ‘media-mad’, that I want to work with people and share messages. It led to my studies in Communications, and today I am Group Manager: Communication for the Pulpit Media Group. What a privilege! Now I can indirectly ‘preach’ and live out my passion for people and the media. God is great! God is love!

I have realised that the term “God is love” is vital. It bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things (1 Cor 13:7) and John 3:16, for God so loved the world, that He gave his only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him shall not perish, but have eternal life.

Salvation did not motivate God to give his Son to us. His LOVE for us motivated him. Sin is never the driving force behind the Lord’s decisions – love is.

Jesus’ life on earth is a testimony of love that unlocks hope in us, lets it grow into faith and perfects it in eternal life. Like God the Father and Jesus, his Son, may we learn to make love the motivation behind our decisions.

Written by Jean Lung

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