perfect love. DRIVES OUT


This scripture blessed me because in the NIV here in 1 John it says drives out.  In other translations it reads ‘casts’ out.   Same meaning of course but the driving reminds me with joy of an incident long ago when a small boy drew me a picture.

‘Here, Miss,’ he said. ‘It’s about our story’.

He handed me his rough childish picture of a huge car with three stick figures seated inside.    In front one had a long flowing beard and a big smile.   In the back were two stick figures side by side….one had pigtails and the other wore a hat.

‘God drives Adam and Eve out of his garden’ Jimmy said proudly.

Taking this simile and making it relevant to our 2020 world today I say.   By faith I put all the societal fears we are being bombarded with into the Hands (ie vehicle spiritually) of the ALMIGHTY ONE and KNOW that perfect LOVE will drive them all away.

I ask this in Jesus’ Name for anyone who faces this day or this week with any fear that could limit their quality of life.

Let PERFECT LOVE drive it all away.


About Faye

I m a wife, mother and grandmother. I have always enjoyed writing even from an early age. My book Beyond the Ashes has been written as a labour of love. All the characters are real to me and their story needed to be told. As a Christian my desire is to write General Fiction stories about real people but Hope and a desire for 'better' will always be part of the journey. I have had several short stories published over the years and moderate success in writing competitions. I realized as I was thinking today (30/01/15) that perhaps I should add here that I have had life experiences of many valley times but also many mountain top experiences. I can understand and be beside anyone who finds their life in tatters because I have 'been' there. Of course as I have got older as well there have been the added sorrows of losing not only older family members but also one by one finding the dearest of friends and the ones of greatest support and care also dying. On the site of rich mountains has been my certainty of the value of marriage and how grateful I am that after loss and sadness I made a happy and long-lasting marriage commitment. The one who was my best friend back then is still my best friend 45 years later. Beyond the Ashes touches upon the POWER of LOVE when folk can forget about their own personal 'feelings' and reach out in LOVE to a desperate and broken person.
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  1. Dawn Marie says:

    Indeed Faye! Perfect love will take us wherever we need to “go.” Hugs for the wonderful example!


  2. Nancy Miitze says:

    Love it.


  3. oneta hayes says:

    As fear is driven out, may peace flood in.


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