“This is love: not that we loved God, but that he loved us and sent his Son as an atoning sacrifice for our sins. Dear friends, since God so loved us, we ought to love one another.” 1 John 4:10-11
Parental love is likely the purest expression of love within the human race. Parents spend their lives depositing their love into their children. The children will never remember the caressing of their cheeks as babies, but the parents know it contributes to the overall physical, spiritual, emotional, and relational health of the children.
The greatest joy of parents is seeing their children all grown up and living a life of love—blessing their own children, their spouses, their neighbors. When the children decide to live a life of love, the parents know their love has been received and made complete.
This is how it is for God, your Father. He has been pouring his love into you all your life, even when you were too young to remember it. When you grow up and choose to live a life of love, you give evidence that God’s love has been born in you and has been made complete in you.
Do you want to give evidence that God’s love is in you? Go love someone else.
"I am committed to loving God and loving others."
[Excerpt from Believe: 31-Day Devotional by Randy & Roxanne Frazee, pgs. 45-46.]