God’s love is perfect. It is a model of how to love.

Love is patient and kind. Love is not jealous or boastful or proud or rude. It does not demand its own way. It is not irritable, and it keeps no record of being wronged. It does not rejoice about injustice but rejoices whenever the truth wins out. Love never gives up, never loses faith, is always hopeful, and endures through every circumstance. (1 Corinthians 13:4-7)

Can you imagine being loved like that? It would change your life. In truth, this is an accurate description of God’s love for you.

Although this passage is often read at weddings, humans cannot love perfectly like God because we are imperfect. But it makes sense for people to strive to reflect these qualities in their love for one another.

Everyone needs this kind of love, but if you expect it from another person, you will be disappointed. God is the only one who can love you perfectly. And when you have a relationship with God and experience His love, it empowers you to love others as God loves you.