A Testimony of Love
Written by Han on 8 Aug 2020
A testimony of how God’s love became a reality for me.
As a child, I was convinced that one day I would become a preacher. I tried my best to pay attention in church. But, oh my, before I knew it my mind would wander off to another place – to 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 great 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?
Time flew by and in the process I realised that I am ‘media-mad’, that I want to work with people and share messages. This 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 come to realise 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. May we learn to, like God the father and Jesus, his Son, make love the motivation behind our decision to live love.
Written by Jean Lung