“For the Lord is good; his steadfast love endures forever, and his faithfulness to all generations.” (Psalm 100:5, ESV)
I have a good friend who works as a contractor, and he has a saying about homes and water, “Water always wins.” It doesn’t matter the home, nor the age of that home, water will eventually find a way in.
Given enough time, love too will always win. As winds and rains transform landscapes, so love recreates all things under its continuous beating pressure. No rock is too hard. Nothing can escape love’s ability to transform. In the end, it will overwhelm all its enemies.
When God sent Jesus into the world, it was for love’s sake (John 3:16). He came not to condemn the world, but to call prodigals home (John 3:17). God knew it would take time. He knew that in the end everything would have to yield. Even now, after 2000 years, the cross continues to stand strong as the symbol of ultimate love – working to remove all obstacles to God’s transformative grace.
Certainly, we may not see every individual effected by God’s loving pursuit. But in the end, history will reveal that hearts transformed by God’s love will be the only testimony standing. So, trust that no matter whom God has placed in your life, that your loving actions will do more to call them than any corrective action could.
Would you pray with me today that friends and the world would not miss the meaning of the cross? As the enemy works to shroud the cross with layers of religion so that others would only respond in hate; would you believe with me that the church would learn to creatively lift-up the love of Jesus? Only then, will every wall be broken down.