The warm sunshine of June shines around us now. As I walked Penny this morning in the fresh new light of the day, I noticed a small garden flag in our neighbor’s yard. It said “love wins.” I think that may be the brightest promise of our faith, attested on every page of scripture. Love wins.
Earlier this week, I skimmed again through The Screwtape Letters. In C.S. Lewis’s imaginative vision of the battle between good and evil, love wins. Both literally and figuratively. Rob Bell’s 2011 book titled, Love Wins, explores the depth and length of God’s love—in Jesus Christ, God’s love for us goes all the way. Carrie Underwood’s song “Love Wins” reminds us the divisions we face have an ultimate conclusion not in mutually assured destruction, but rather in the putting together of what’s broken through love.
It's Father’s Day weekend. I hope that you'll take a moment to remember the love of the fathers in your life—your fathers as well as the love shown to you by father-figures along the way. For each of them, we give thanks. As we do, we thank God for the supportive loving presence of families, and we’re reminded that love wins.
“For God so loved the world. . .”