Embrace a perfect love
People are afraid of love. Romantic love, or even God’s love seems overwhelming at times. We’re afraid of never finding love, we’re afraid of losing love when we do find it, and we’re afraid of how that love will change us, as it continues to hang around.
How ironic that 1 John 4:18 says, “There is no fear in love. But perfect love drives out fear, because fear has to do with punishment. The one who fears is not made perfect in love.”
When you read the word “perfect” in that passage, it comes from a Greek word -teleios- that refers to something that was laid out, and then completed, like running a race course to the finish line. This word teleios would be stamped on documents to show that a debt was owed, and then was paid on full.
Teleios was the last word Jesus said on the cross.