“This is my commandment, that you love one another as I have loved you. Greater love has no one than this, that someone lay down his life for his friends.” —John 15:12–13
Humanly speaking, there may be no hope for your marriage. There may be no hope for that broken relationship. But touched by a loving heart—God’s heart loving through you—we find hope. Wakened by kindness— the kindness of Christ living through us, the kindness of God that brings repentance—we can find healing. Chords that are broken will vibrate once more. Love never fails.
Does that mean that the person with whom you’re having difficulties will change to be wise, loving, and godly? Maybe. Maybe not. When you love that person, however, you’ll be committed to them no matter what because love is totally giving of yourself to meet the needs of another, expecting nothing in return. If there’s any hope of that person becoming who God wants them to be, it will be partly through the love of Christ flowing through you.
Make it Personal
What can you let God do within you that will minister to the person God has called you to love?