When Does Love Make You Whole? • Article from Brentwood Baptist

When Does Love Make You Whole?

When I was young, everyone in my town was fascinated by electronics. I guess that was normal. For most of us, our fathers worked at Redstone Arsenal in some aspect of NASA or the Army Missile Command. Everybody’s garage was filled with wires, tools, and all kinds of gizmos. We were fascinated by what we could learn to do with a few batteries and wires. 

Our first invention was connecting a light bulb to a battery and watching the light turn on and off whenever we completed the circuit. That was the secret to working with electricity. If the circuit was broken, the electricity didn't do anything. 

Love is the same way. If the circuit isn’t completed, love doesn’t go anywhere.

In the Great Commandment, Jesus gives us the circuit of love (Matthew 22:36-40). Love flows from God to us, from us to our neighbors, and it all flows back to God again in praise and worship. If any part of this circuit is broken, love doesn’t go anywhere. 

For the next few weeks, we’re going to be talking about this circuit of love. We will discover what it means to love God with our whole selves and how to live our lives the whole way—to give ourselves fully to living for Christ in our world. 

Love God. Love yourself. Love each other. Remember, you have to complete the circuit. If anything breaks the circuit, nothing works. Let’s find out why the circuit is broken and get things repaired and rewired. Our world needs all the love the Father is sending.