If you were asked to sum up God in one word, what would it be? Got it yet? I’d venture to say that most of us would say ‘love’ but some might also say hings like mercy, forgiveness, or maybe creator. To me, love is God’s main and dominant characteristic. Out of His love, many other things flow.
Once we find that love of God in our lives, we realize we have a great gift. When we come to know just how much He loves us, we are both very grateful and deeply humbled. It changes our whole world. We are grateful and humbled because we come to also realize that we are imperfect and sinful, yet God still loves us. It amazes me that a gift given so freely can be so valuable. But it is.
Once we come to fully know the gift of the love of God, then we want to always have it. As we continue on our journey of faith, love become how we see all of life, how we treat our neighbor, how we seek to serve those in need, and how we seek to share the good news so that others may know this gift of love. The gift is so great that it makes us want to share it. May we share abundantly today!
Scripture reference: Matthew 13: 44-52