by Pastor Ken
Beloved, let us love one another, for love is of God; and everyone who loves has been born of God, and knows God. He who doesn’t love doesn’t know God, for God is love.
1 John 4:7-8
Today’s passage tells us the origin of Christian love. John encourages us to love each other since love comes from 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 and you really don’t know how to love if you don’t know God.
I know this sounds strange to some, but it’s true. Since true love comes from God, only those who have a real relationship with God can feel and share real love and display/share that love in the Christian sense of the word.
Do you want to know and share real love? You can when you accept Jesus as your Savior. His love for us was demonstrated by His death on the cross. His love for you will change your life completely; making it one filled with joy, no matter what is going on around you. Don’t you want to know that kind of love…real love?
Father, help me to love others with the love of Jesus every day. Thank you for giving me the gift of real love so that I can live with a joyful heart each day. In Jesus’ loving Name, I pray, Amen.