Prevailing Love

Michael Beck

“Many waters cannot quench love, neither can the floods drown it” (Song of Solomon 8:7)

There is a power in love that enables it to overcome. Love bears all, believes all, hopes all, endures all. It is stronger than all that would cause it to grow cold and try to extinguish it. Love is a fighter; it will not be put to flight. Love resists the pull to drift away, to become detached, to shut down. It never wakes up to discover it is no longer there.

The love that burns so strong in the human heart in a favorable day can be reduced to a flicker under different circumstances. Human love needs reciprocation in order to be sustained. It must be fed and nourished to grow. But alas, our love so often goes hungry and unrecompensed, therefore it withers and dies. Only the love of God has the power to survive and even thrive in a dry and thirsty land. It needs no outside watering. In the harshest of climates it blossoms as a rose.

There is nothing as marvelous, as good, and as great, as the love of God. And if we would dwell in it we will never grow hard and cold and calloused toward those around us, no matter how they treat us. Men cannot change God. Though they crucify Him, He abides the God of love. Nothing they do can destroy who He is.

Love never fails.

Michael Beck is a pastor in the Dallas, TX area and the main author on Signpost. Receive a daily devotional he publishes every morning via email.