“God’s Love and Ours” is the title to the section in my Bible that contains 1 John 4: 7-21. It is all about God’s and Jesus’ love for us and our love for our fellow man. It is about how our love ought to reflect His perfect love. The word ‘love’ appears over 25 times in this passage. Seems that this love thing must be important in our lives.
If we were to look at Jesus’ ministry and to come up with one word to describe it, that word would be love. In all He did love was at the core. In all He did. This example that Jesus set for us is the goal of our lives. It is how we shine our light.
God’s love also continually pours out upon us. His love can be found in us and all around us. If we were to analyze our day, we would find many “God sightings” sprinkled throughout our day. Some of these would be points where we experienced God’s love for us, some would be points where we shared His love with others, and some would be points where others shared His love with us.
A lot of the time we take this amazing love for granted. Sometimes I am sure we do not even notice it. Our days can be so busy that by the time we get to the end of the day, we just want to relax. But it is important to acknowledge and give thanks for His love. Whether in your mind or on a piece of paper, take a minute right now to consider where all you experienced God’s love yesterday. Smile and give thanks. Repeat each day.
Scripture reference: 1 John 4: 7-21