In a seminar last weekend, Sara Groves said “Love is still a worthy cause.” She said that sometimes we have to enter into lost causes because of love, because love is the worthy cause.
Sometimes we know going into a situation that we are investing in someone who will not yield a great return. We are visiting the guy in prison who will go right back to his drug habit the minute he is released. We are pouring our love into a family member who, in all likelihood, will not change, who will always be a mess. We are giving money to someone who will probably spend it on all the wrong things. We are investing money and time and energy and love in a lost cause.
Sara reminded us that it’s worth it. It’s worth the risk of being taken advantage of. It’s worth the risk of being used. It’s worth the risk of “wasting” our resources. Because love is still a worthy cause.
I can pour myself into someone who seems like a lost cause because I was that lost cause. I want to say that again. I was a lost cause when Jesus chose to spend Himself for me. I do not always yield a great return. I often go right back to those sins that easily entrap me. I am a mess. I was a lost cause. And Jesus knew that going into it. Yet He chose to pour His love into me; He chose to invest everything He had in me; He chose to completely spend Himself for me.
Love is always a worthy cause.