Dear friends, let us love one another, for love comes from God. Everyone who loves has been born of God and knows God. Whoever does not love does not know God, because GOD IS LOVE.
This is how God showed his love among us: He sent his one and only Son into the world that we might live through him. This is love: not that we loved God, but that he loved us and sent his Son as an atoning sacrifice for our sin. Dear friends, since God so loved us, we also ought to love one another. No one has ever seen God; but if we love one another, God lives in us and his love is made complete in us. (1 John 4:7-12)
You may not have realized it, but today when you woke up there was a nice gift wrapped in a beautiful box with a red bow on top. If you took the time to unwrap it, inside you found the treasure of God’s love. This passage of scripture shares that “God is love”. It’s not a decision He makes, it’s something He is. You and I often have to make a conscious decision to love those around us. Especially when we live with difficult people in our lives, at our jobs, in our neighborhoods, in our families, our friendships, all our around us.
Thankfully, God doesn’t have to make a decision to love us on a daily basis. He is absolute love! He sent His only Son as atoning sacrifice for our sins, not because He had to or because there was a decision process He went through. He did everything out of love for you and I. This is all out of His abundance of love. When we accept His Son, we carry a great responsibility to share that love with those we come in contact with through our actions and our words. May we remember that we our reflecting the image of our Father’s love to those around us at all times.
Be thankful that there is someone who will always love you, not because you are always lovable, but because HE IS LOVE. BE the best representation of God’s love you can be each and every day!
Lord, please teach me how to love like you love! May I be able to set aside all my apprehensions and walls that keep me from loving people like you love them. I desire to a reflection of You in every way possible! Cleanse me and renew me in Your sight, so I may love in the purest form! Thank you for loving me, so I may love others!
Living in and through His love,