Love — Day 17

Believe It

John 3:16 “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.”

Live It

We can learn three lessons from today’s text.

  1. God loves you. It’s very easy to say we love someone. Every year tens of thousands of couples declare their love and get married. How long does that love last? For three out of five marriages, not very long. But God’s love is different. Love is part of his very being. If God stopped loving you, He would cease to be God, for God is love.
  2. God loves you unconditionally. God does not love you more when you do good, nor less when you behave badly. It’s difficult for us to understand a love like that. We love conditionally, and when conditions chance, we usually change the level of love we express to others. Thank God He is not that way! The real question is not whether God can love you, but whether you can accept His love, even when you know you don’t deserve it.
  3. God also loves those close to you. The love of God is not limited and does not run out. There is plenty for all. A sad reality is that although God loves the whole world, the whole world doesn’t know it or understand it. In a love-impoverished world, it’s our privilege to tell others of the breadth, height, depth, and extent of God’s love.

Share It

We can express love in five different ways: Through gifts, words of affirmation, time spent together, physical affection, and acts of service. Choose one of them and share God’s love with a person who needs it today.

My Prayer Today: For the ushers.

– Pray that God will help them express His love to everyone, especially the guests.

– Pray that God will help them arrive on time each evening.

My Thoughts: ________________________________________________________________________