love [luhv] – noun; unselfish loyal and benevolent concern for the good of another.  – verb; feeling or showing great care

God is Love.  “We love because He first loved us.”  (1 John 4:19 ESV)  How did He love us?  How much does He love us?  God in His matchless grace and mercy granted us – finite, imperfect, grimy – a chance to love.  He gave us the perfect example and bid us to follow in His footsteps. He loves us with an unfathomable love.  A love like, but far exceeding, a father to his son.  When we get a hold of that truth we are transformed!  We are changed from the inside out when we drink from the overflowing fountain of His love. When we are infused, when we are filled, it is then and only then that we can love as He loved with a passionate, consistent, undying love.  This love isn’t just toward the lovely.  It isn’t a respecter of persons or time.  This love is unmistakably recognizable.  Its countenance will be joyous, its smile will be genuinely ready, and its speech will be timely and edifying.

How has God demonstrated His love for you today?  What have you done to demonstrate your love for Him?

Think of someone in your life whom you find difficult to love.  How would grasping Christ’s love for you change your perspective toward that person?

How can you live in love today? How can you show love to those around you?

Ephesians 5:2 “…and walk in love as Christ loved us.”

1 Corinthians 13:13 “And now these three remain: faith, hope and love. But the greatest of these is love.”

“The secret of loving is living loved.” – Max Lucado

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