So I decided we were close enough to February to change the background, but it also got me thinking about love. Love is a theme that is throughout scriptures. John, one of the disciples of Christ wrote a lot about it. Here are some words from him.
"Dear friends, let us love one another, for love comes from God. Everyone that loves has been born of God and knows God. Whoever does not love does not know God, because God is love. This is how God showed his love among us: He sent his one and only Son into the World that we might live through him. This is love; not that we loved God, but that he loved us and sent his Son as an atoning sacrifice for our suns. Dear friends, since God so loved us, we also ought to love one another. No one has ever seen God; but if we love one another, God lives in us an his love is made complete in us." 1 John 4: 7-12
Did you hear that. It is not because of us that there is love, but because God is love. And what a demonstration of that love, sending his one son to die a most brutal death for our sakes because there wasn't a way for us otherwise to be close to God.
Thank you God for you love. May I show it in everything I do. Please forgive me when I choose to not love others. Gently remind me of your love that you so freely gave.