Consummation of Love

Love has been perfected among us in this: that we may have boldness in the day of judgment; because as He is, so are we in this world. There is no fear in love; but perfect love casts out fear, because fear involves torment. But he who fears has not been made perfect in love. I John 4:17-18 (NKJV).

Tis loving and helping those in need
Caring and kindness will take the lead.
Conferring compassion is so strong
Aiding, accepting our whole lifelong.

And this is His commandment: that we should believe on the name of His Son Jesus Christ and love one another, as He gave us commandment. (verse 23).

Photo: Leighann Renee

Father, we thank you for this day to believe on the name of Your Son Jesus, and to walk in your perfect love. Please help us to be mindful of loving one another, and we ask that You would help us to see those around us the way that You see them – with perfect love.


Jacquie β™₯

Feature Image: Annie Spratt

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I am a writer and counselor, who embraces joy and holds tight to hope. I live with my husband Ken, of 44 years, and he is the love of my life. I enjoy inspirational and devotional writing, home decor, gardening, and being in community. My husband and I are missionaries to children in Washington State, and love the privilege of being with them.

18 thoughts on “Consummation of Love

  1. We can never hear enough about love! God has been teaching me that as a Christian, love must be at the root of everything I do. I love the photo and the poem. May we be consumed with His love and share it with others. Love you Jacquie! ❀️


    1. I agree! His love transforms the giver and the receiver, how amazing is that? No matter what is going on, when I remember how much He loves, my equilibrium is restored, and I can share His love with those around me. And yes, may we be consumed with His love. Love you Dawn! β™₯β™₯

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  2. You know Jacquie I have been brooding over these verses and His love for many days. I am beginning to understand that in many ways believers have sanitized His love and reduced it to just these verses. Have you seen this? I am wondering about how the many see His love.

    You see in the wilderness we saw a side of Jesus’ love we had not seen before. It was a passionate, visceral, gritty type of love that got us through the cold, hungry nights and harsh words of others. As I ponder what I see on the Internet, I see many who bring up these words but they lack that ‘oomph’ we experienced when it was just Him and us alone in the woods. Have you found this too? I am really curious. I know that not many get this. I know this visceral love is more passionate and determined than the spiritually immature can handle but as we draw closer to Jesus it seems that is all their is. It is all I want. I love the nuance’s Paul brings out in these words but I long for the One they speak of. It is like His burning love draws me like a moth to a candle flame.

    Anyways, great post. I am just going to go off now and brood over that consummation of love. Thank you.

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    1. Homer, I feel that learning about His love is a lifelong pursuit, and I pray He increases my knowledge and ability to share that which he reveals. All I can say is that when His love works in and through me; transformation, healing, and wholeness transpire. Like you, I am drawn in, and my heart is to serve and to see those around me the way He sees them. To God be the glory! God bless you and Wanda β™₯

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