A Fountain of Love

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This is what real love is: … it is God’s love for us in sending his Son to be the way to take away our sins. — 1 John 4:10

You’ve had enough of human love. Haven’t you?

Enough guys wooing you with Elvis-impersonator sincerity. Enough tabloids telling you that true love is just a diet away. Enough helium-filled expectations of bosses and parents and pastors.

Enough mornings smelling like the mistakes you made while searching for love the night before.

Don’t you need a fountain of love that won’t run dry? You’ll find one on a stone-cropped hill outside Jerusalem’s walls where Jesus hangs, cross-nailed and thorn-crowned. When you feel unloved, ascend this mount. Meditate long and hard on heaven’s love for you.

Both eyes beaten shut, shoulders as raw as ground beef, lips bloody and split. Fists of hair yanked from his beard. Gasps of air escaping his lungs. As you peer into the crimsoned face of heaven’s only Son, remember this:

God showed his great love for us by sending Christ to die for us while we were still sinners. — Romans 5:8

Come Thirsty

Describe some of the differences between God’s love and human love.

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Your Turn

What about you? Have you tired of trying to find acceptance and satisfaction in love from any other source but God Himself? Remember all those wrong turns searching for love in the wrong places? How has God sought your heart? How has His Love been different for you? Join the conversation. We’d love to hear from you on our blog! ~ Devotionals Daily

Max Lucado

Since entering the ministry in 1978, Max Lucado has served churches in Miami, Florida; Rio de Janeiro, Brazil; and San Antonio, Texas. He currently serves as Senior Minister of Oak Hills Church in San Antonio. He is America’s bestselling inspirational author with more than 130 million books in print. Follow his website at MaxLucado.com Facebook.com/MaxLucado Instagram.com/MaxLucado Twitter.com/MaxLucado

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