Pastor Dave’s Lenten Blog 2/17/2018
Biblical literacy is not always the best. As I was reading in this chapter of 1 John yesterday this passage stuck in my mind and I remembered this story. A couple was getting married and asked their bakery to put this passage from 1 John 4:18 on their cake.
There is no fear in love. But perfect love drives out fear, because fear has to do with punishment. The one who fears is not made perfect in love. We love because he first loved us. ” (1 John 4:18-19)
They just put 1 John 4:18 but their baker looked up John 4:18 and did not know any better so he put this on their cake. John 4:18 reads,
The truth is you have had five husbands and the man you are living with now is not your husband.”
Not the best wedding sentiments for one’s wedding day!
Jesus is the one who has perfect love. That is because He is perfect. His perfect love led Him to the cross. His love for us makes our forgiveness absolute and so we have nothing to fear. That is a promise that goes beyond life and into eternity. As vows are made in weddings they are made until death do we part. Jesus makes a vow to love us and be by our side forever.
In Christ’s Service