Love of God 25

“This is how we know what love is:
Jesus Christ laid down his life for us”
(1 John 3:16)

Reflection:
God is a God of Love.

Jesus spelt it out for us. Firstly He said that,

“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”
(John 3:16)

Note the important little word ‘so.’ He later taught His disciples that,

“My command is this:
 Love each other as I have loved you.
Greater love has no one than this,
that he lay down his life for his friends”
(John 15:12-13)

Finally the Apostle John re-affirms it.

“This is how we know what love is:
Jesus Christ laid down his life for us”
(1 John 3:16)

We don’t begin to get it by merely reading the words as if they were written in a text book. They need to be contemplated, prayed over, and absorbed until their truth springs into life within us. At the heart of them is the stunning revelation –

“You are far more important to Me then Me.”

Response:
Of whom could I truly say it – and of Whom?

Prayer:

Holy Spirit you are the One who guides us into all truth. Please guide me deeper into the truth of the love of God for me – and guide my spirit into true love for the Father, the Saviour and you the Comforter, as well as those who are a part of my life and living. Amen.

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