Love. It’s a word that brings a lot of different thoughts and feelings to mind. There have been songs sung, movies made, poems penned, and words written to express the many emotions and definitions of love.
I’ve never known anyone who didn’t want to be loved by someone. Have you? It seems to be a basic need of all humans. Have you ever wondered why? I have. The Bible tells us we are made in God’s image. It also tells us that God is love. Could it be that something within us desires to give and also receive the very thing that describes God- His DNA of love?
The world doesn’t know God, so it searches for what it thinks is love- a feeling, attachment, attraction, or whatever can be dreamed up. But when we know God in a personal way, through His word and time with Him in prayer, we find that love is an action. Jesus came and gave up His life for us because of love.
“For God so loved the world that He gave His one and only Son, that whoever believes in Him shall not perish but have eternal life.” John 3:16
God gave because He loved. We don’t have to wonder what love looks like or what actions describe it. God makes it clear in His word.
“Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres. Love never fails.”
1 Corinthians 13:4-8
It takes knowing God to know love fully, and it takes God’s help to fully love.
Are you experiencing His love today?
Prayer: Heavenly Father, thank you for loving us with an everlasting love. Thank you for demonstrating your love for us by sending your Son, Jesus. Please help us live fully in the knowledge of that love and share it with others in a world that is searching for it. Amen.
In His love,
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