Posted by penelopepowell on October 31, 2016
I listened to a sermon yesterday that touched on the type of love that should be shared between a husband and wife. Words like unconditional, covenant, and committed described what was ideal...Christlike...and possible.
I'd like to think of it this way...we need a love beyond limits.
When someone knows your flaws, insecurities, your less than stellar past, your fears, your physical challenges, your aversions, your tendency to overreact, your judgmental attitudes and sarcastic words, combined with your endless pursuit of trying to do better, be better, deserve a love you cannot earn. Someone willing to love the whole of you, what makes you tick, and what moves your heart. Someone who no matter the day, hour or type of need, they will be there for you, cheering you on, giving you a safe place to land when you fall.
More often than not, it's a love beyond limits, our limits, what we feel capable of and what seems even possible.
It's the kind of love I want. The kind I believe is possible when we share a covenant relationship with God first, then we can love one another.