Mary J Blige sang one of my favorite songs on her “What’s the 411?” album. The song was titled “Real Love”. In this number one hit song, she expressed her desire to find a love the that was real.  The type of love that would give her what she needs. The love that expressed commitment, liberty, and authenticity.

We all desire this type of love. We look for it in people, things, and within ourselves. The truth is the love that we are searching for is first found in Jesus Christ. God is love. He is the perfect example of love. He expressed his love for us through his son Jesus Christ. We only come to know love through him.

The bible records in 1 John 4: 9-10, “This is how God showed his love among us: He sent his one and only Son into the world that we might live through him. This is love: not that we loved God, but that he loved us and sent his Son as an atoning sacrifice for our sins.”

God demonstrated his commitment to us when he decided to give his son as a sacrifice. Jesus’ sacrifice freed us from the bondage of sin and the penalty of death. This is an authentic expression of God’s unconditional love for us.

Without God, we are incapable of giving and receiving real love. In the absence of Jesus Christ, we will forever be in search of the love that only He can provide. The awesome thing about God’s love is that it is unfailing. It is always available for us to receive.

I challenge you to end your search today, fall in love with Jesus and allow him to fill your heart with the real love He believes you deserve.