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We Love Because

Posted: September 12, 2016

"We love each other because he loved us first." - 1 John 4:19

God's love never ceases to amaze me. We don't have to earn it. We couldn't if we tried. And there's nothing we can do to keep it. God just gives it freely. 

God loved us first.

I love that (no pun intended). Even while we were still broken messed up and shameful sinners, God loved us first. And he sent his son Jesus to make a way for us to have a relationship with God. It is only through Jesus that we are able to have fellowship with God, and have experienced the love of God.

Think about that for a moment. God loved you first.

But more than that, because of God's love for us, shown to us through Jesus, we must love others. We love because he loved us first.

So this weekend, think about someone near you. Maybe it's a loved one or a neighbor. Think about God's love shown to you and show them some love as well in Jesus' name.

God, thank you for loving me first. Thank you for making a way through your Son Jesus, so that I can have a relationship with you. Help me to show love to those around me I pray in Jesus' name, amen.