day 3 – how can we love?
God is love. That’s who He is.
All love comes from Him and so without Him we couldn’t love.
Imagine a world without love. It’s too horrifying even to think about. Our fallen, messed up world is really only hanging together as much as it is because there’s love, God’s love.
1 John 4:7-21 is all about love, this real love. God showed how much He loved us by sending His one and only Son into the world so that we might have eternal life through Him. v 9
God’s greatest act of love is this gift of salvation, and when we accept it, His Holy Spirit takes residence inside of us – we have God, who is love, inside us! Now we can truly love!
And then as we live in God, our love grows more perfect. v 17
No wonder God says, by our love we will be known. If you’re not feeling very loving today remember that it’s not you who has to generate love. Love is God, God living within us. When we surrender to Him love flows, it just has to. So if you’re needing to love a little more remember that He first loved us and that’s why we can do this.
Link back to the full 31 days of God’s Love thread.