Richard took a deep breath and stepped out of the cave into the rain.  The only way to finish the journey was to keep on walking.  He sludged on through the mud and rain wondering when the storm would end and he would see the sun again.  His shoes squished and his wet clothes stuck to him like white cat hair on a black sweater.  He longed for the warmth of the sunshine and the opportunity to dry out.   The path narrowed and branches scratched his face and arms.  He tripped and fell into an open clearing.  A massive waterfall stretched across the horizon , the falling waters enraged by the downpour.  The power of the waterfall was both terrifying and mesmerizing.  He walked closer, careful not to get too close to the edge.  He didn’t want to fall into the swirling waters below.

The now familiar voice spoke at his side again; My love is like a mighty rushing waterfall.  Let go of your fear of commitment to Me and jump in.  You will be overcome, overwhelmed, and pummeled with My love.  The power of the rushing water will send you to the deep.  When you resurface you will be amazed at the beauty surrounding you.  You will be amazed at how much everything has changed now that you are immersed in My love for you.  Suddenly the rugged mountains won’t be so hard to climb and the deep valleys won’t be so dark with clouds.  For when My love surrounds you, your world becomes a different place, you see everything from My perspective.  My love is simple, it changes you.  It changes your eyesight.  It changes your actions.  It changes your attitude.  It simply changes everything.  Once your heart has been changed by My love, everything around it changes also.

Dear friends, let us love on another as God loves us.  Such loves comes only from Him.  Everyone who has genuine love for others has been born again and knows God.  Anyone who doesn’t love others doesn’t really know God, because God is love.  This is how God showed His love for us, by sending His only Son to this world so we might have eternal life.  It’s by looking at Calvary that we really see what love is all about.  It was God’s love for us that sent His Son as an atoning sacrifice for our sins.  Dear friends if Go so loved us so much, we really ought to love each other.  1 John 4:7-11 (The Clear Word)