Love is the power of acting. Children break their parents’ hearts, but the parents still bring them up with love and feed, clothe and house them. Furthermore, they hope everything goes well with them. This is the unstoppable power of love that is in the mind of fathers and mothers.
Jesus, the Son of God, who is God, came into this world, making himself nothing and humbling himself to save the people who were destined for hell because of their sins. He was mocked and despised by his people and died bleeding on the cross. This is the amazing power of the love that no one can stop.
The love of God is the source of power that no one can stop. People who are full of this love give their offerings to God with the power of love. They do God’s work at church with the power of loving the Lord, despite their busy work. You can say that you are in the same sect as Jesus when you have power from loving the Lord
We don’t expect to light a lamp wick when we haven’t filled the oil lamp with oil. When there is enough oil, it can light the lamp with its energy.
Likewise, only the power provided by the Lord enables us to love the Lord with all our souls and to love our neighbors with all our mind.
We must pray to the Lord to give us the power of faith to put this love into practice. Faith and love can’t be separated. When we believe, we can have the power of love. I will pray for the power of love till God calls me home.
When the Lord was caught at the place called Gethsemane, the disciples deserted Him and fled because they failed to pray and they lost the power to love the Lord.
If you don’t have the power of love when you want to love the Lord, you have to pray to the Lord to grant this power. We must pray to receive the power of love for the glory of God above and your and your neighbors’ souls below.
Pastor Seok-Jeon Yoon
Extracted from Yonsei Newspaper #578 (June 2, 2018)