“But God demonstrates his own love for us in this: while we were still sinner, Christ died for us.” – Romans 5:8
This is how He loves us.
Jesus Christ loves us so much.
“For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life. For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but to save the world through him.” – John 3:16-17
There is no greater love than that which Christ displayed on the cross for us. He loved us enough to separate Himself from His loving Father. He took on the sins of the world. He carried our burdens and our mistakes to Calvary. He bore the nails in His hands thinking of you and thinking of me. He chose to die so that we might have life. His love is unconditional. His love is amazing, steady, and unchanging. His love sets us free. What hope we can have in that.
“We love because he first loved us.” – 1 John 4:19
“Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It is not rude, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no records of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres. LOVE NEVER FAILS” – 1 Corinthians 13:4-8
Love is not just a word. Love is not a fad. Love is a life style. Love is a condition of the heart. Love is an action. Love is surrendering to the one who created you and loves you and died for you. Love is seeking Christ with all your heart and discovering His goodness and plan for your life. Love is serving Jesus in your every day life and bringing Him the glory and honor that he deserves.
Love is praying with people who are lost, brokenhearted, sick, weary, heavy burdened, hungry, and in need of Jesus. Love is meeting with Jesus every morning and hearing Him speak to me. Love is holding out your hands to those in need and encouraging them in their faith and pursuit of living a life with Jesus. Life is ultimately all about love. It starts with the love of Jesus which transforms our hearts and our lives, then it trickles down into every aspect of our lives until love is all that people see flowing from us.
How can we not want to give our lives back to God? He laid down His life for us, why should we not lay down our lives for him? After all we have the hope of eternity in heaven with Him. There is no greater reward than being able to spend forever with Jesus face to face.
Your sweetest Melody, ❤