Because God First Loved Us
1 John 4:7-8 “Beloved, let us love one another, for love is of God; and everyone who loves is born of God and knows God. 8 He who does not love does not know God, for God is love.”
We were created in God’s image to do two things on Earth: Learn to love God and learn to love other people. Life is all about love.
But love all started with God. He loved us first, and that gives us the ability to love others. “We love because he first loved us,” 1 John 4:19. The only reason you can love God or love anybody else is because God first loved you. And he showed that love by sending Jesus Christ to Earth to die for you. He showed that love by creating you. He showed that love by everything you have in life; it’s all a gift of God’s love.
When you share the love that is inside you, you are sharing the love of God. God is all about loving His creation: you and me, and seeing it move throughout the land.
Take time today to make sure your heart is right with the Lord; that you have received his grace, forgiveness, and love so that you can show it to other people.
– Craig Garland
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