God's love never runs out; there's always more


In a world that has become familiar with shortages, the believer in Christ is grateful and confident in the daily experience of knowing there is a continual outpouring of God’s love that never runs short, diminishes or thins out.

The smallest child, strongest young adult and most feeble of the elderly are all given freedom to "faith-drink" to their hearts content at the fountain of love that endlessly springs from the heart of God. The purpose of His love for us is more than to give us a discussion item or to simply ease life’s boredom. His love satisfies our hearts in a way the things of the world cannot. His love lifts us even as life’s circumstances would otherwise lay us low. His love strengthens us to go through things we would be too weak to face on our own. His love offers a wide-open door to blessings and joys that are eternal and infinite. His love washes and redeems us through the blood of Jesus, His Son, poured out in our behalf on the cross, so that our faces shine with expectation at good things to come from our resurrected Lord. The normal condition of God’s child is to continually experience the fullness, goodness and inner warmth of God’s loving Spirit. To those who hunger for Him and His love, the Lord responds with an eager joy. We are promised that if we seek Him with our whole heart, we shall surely find Him.

An English physician knew God’s love. After caring for a poor woman who passed away, he penned the following:

In the heart of London city, among the dwellings of the poor,

These bright, golden words were uttered,

"I have Christ. What want I more?"

Spoken by a cleaning woman, dying on a garret floor,

Having not one earthly comfort,

"I have Christ. What want I more?"

But her words will live forever, as I repeat them o’er and o’er,

God delights to hear me saying,

"I have Christ. What want I more?"

God desires each one of us to place our faith in Jesus Christ as our Savior and Lord.

The Rev. Greg Brownell is pastor of Dayton United Brethren Church. Contact him by telephone at 509-382-4009. Pastors in the U-B circulation area who want to write a column should contact Catherine Hicks at 509-526-8312, or by e-mail at catherinehicks@wwub.com.


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