My beloved friends, let us continue to love each other since love comes from God. Everyone who loves is born of God and experiences a relationship with God.
The person who refuses to love doesn’t know the first thing about God, because GOD IS LOVE–so you can’t know him if you don’t love.
This is how God showed his love for us: God sent his only Son into the world so we might live through him.
No one has seen God, ever. But if we love one another, God dwells deeply within us, and his love becomes complete in us–perfect love!
We, though, are going to love–love and be loved. First we were loved, now we love. HE LOVE US FIRST.
If anyone boasts, “I love God,” and goes right on hating his brother or sister, thinking nothing of it, he is a liar. If he won’t love the person he can see, how can he love the God he can’t see?
The command we have from Christ is blunt: Loving God includes loving people. You’ve got to love both.
If you thought these words above were quite inspiring, don’t credit me. These are some excerpts taken from a letter written by a close friend of Jesus, John. Go look for yourselves, dust off that bible and go to John 4:7-21 .
Picture courtesy of my wonderfully talented sister Tabitha!
I’ve just become so aware of how powerful love really is! It’s love that draws people into the kingdom. But we’ve also been so aware of how broken this world is, and how desperately it needs God’s love. And how is that expressed?? Through US of course!! And we’re not talking about the mushy kind of love here. It’s a relentless, going out of one’s way, good samaritan, compassionate, kingdom shaping, heart breaking, heart changing, earth shaking love that goes beyond mere feelings.
Man, we’ve got so much to learn!
let it be multiplied….