Beloved, let us love one another: for love is of God; and every one that loveth is born of God, and knoweth God. He that loveth not knoweth not God; for God is love. In this was manifested the love of God toward us, because that God sent his only begotten Son into the world, that we might live through him. Herein is love, not that we loved God, but that he loved us, and sent his Son to be the propitiation for our sins. Beloved, if God so loved us, we ought also to love one another. (1 John 4:7-11)
Today's Morsel: One of the most quoted scriptures by Christians and non-Christians alike is John 3:16, " 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." There has been many songs written about love, both in the Christian and secular world alike, trying to inspire and encourage people. What is it about love that causes us to cry? Get married to each other? And sometimes do foolish things? Sometimes, I think that many folks have a misunderstanding of love. John tells us that God is love. And therefore, if we do not know God, then we will never understand the true meaning of love. As Moses told the children of Israel, "The LORD did not set his love upon you, nor choose you, because ye were more in number than any people; for ye were the fewest of all people: But because the LORD loved you, and because he would keep the oath which he had sworn unto your fathers, hath the LORD brought you out with a mighty hand, and redeemed you out of the house of bondmen, from the hand of Pharaoh king of Egypt"(Deuteronomy 7:7-8). When we have an understanding of the One who is true love, then we will understand how to give and share that love. "Happy Valentine's Day!"
Sing: Jesus loves me this I know, for the Bible tells me so, little ones to Him belong, they are weak but He is strong.
Yes, Jesus loves me! Yes, Jesus loves me! Yes, Jesus loves me! For the Bible tells me so.
Thought for Today: If grass can grow through cement, love can find you at every time in your life. (Cher)