John 3:16 (KJV)
“For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.”
It seems in this day and age we live in, we find people everywhere seeking for unconditional, genuine love. People want love, but most are unwilling or may I say incapable of really loving another human being the way they really want to be love. So, I pose the question on this 4th day of January, 2018: WHERE IS THE LOVE?
I’m glad you asked… Well, in the book of John, the 3rd chapter and the 16th verse describes the greatest love of God when he gave his only begotten Son, Jesus that you and I may have the right to the tree of life. If that’s not love, then I don’t know what love is! In today’s world, that would be asking way to much according to the standards that most of us live by. That would be considered ultra crazy love! You can barely ask someone for a piece a bread, let alone give their life for you. Aren’t you glad that we serve an exceptional God!
We all know that there are so many different types of love, but the love I want to focus on is God’s love. God’s love is patient, and God’s love is kind. God’s love is forgiving. God’s love is everlasting. God’s love is free. God’s love reciprocal. God’s love is ever-present. God’s love is contagious. God’s love is everlasting! God’s love everything you and I need. I could go on forever about God’s love because I’m so grateful that he would think enough of you and I to die for us. We serve a loving and kind God!
When I think of all the love God pours into us, all I can do is tell God THANK YOU! Thank you God for loving me! Thank you God for not giving up on me! Thank you God for saving me! Thank you God for looking after me when I couldn’t look after myself. Thank you God for being there for me when I felt all alone. Thank you God for providing for me and making a way out no way. Thank you God for taking care of my family and friends. Thank you God for healing and keeping me. Thank you God for listening to me! Thank you God for loving us unconditionally. I see the love. I feel the love. I hear the love. I want God’s love. We have to get to a point in life where we desire real love. Most of us have a tendency to push real love away.
I am here to serve notice today and let you know that God is love! Everywhere you look you see the love! Let’s learn to love one another and stop beating each other down with our mean and nasty words and our intimidating ways. It’s better when we learn to kill each other with our kindness and love. Yes, I couldn’t agree more that it’s hard to love people who you know do not love or care about you, but we must love them anyways because God has commanded us to! He didn’t command us to like their ways, but he did command us to love them because one of God’s greatest commandments is LOVE!
As I write on this morning, I’m reminded of this old secular song : “ Where Is The Love?” song by the group, “The Black Eyed Peas” This song really hits home in 2018: Where is the love? Listen to the words and you can agree and ask yourself today, where is the love?
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Father, Father help us, where is the love?
My answer today for the world is the LOVE is in God, our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ!
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