True love is most evident when it faces danger and death for others unarmed. Look for weapons in Jesus’ hands. In a very violent world Jesus held no weapon but love. No weapon could have loved us or died for us. Only Jesus lovingly and voluntarily facing danger and death unarmed could.
There will come a time in every believer’s life when love will be the only weapon they can carry to save the lives of those they love. Missionaries have understood this for centuries. Missionaries used to go to the nations to live, love and die unarmed. Most still do.
Depending on where we live in the world we may or may not bear arms legally. No matter where we may live we can always love for against love no law or weapon can permanently succeed.
In these violent days do we really believe in love’s power? We will all find out when what we face can only be overcome by love.
“Love never fails.” I Cor. 13:8