Love is not just a four-letter word. Sometimes we want to hear someone say,
I love you and really mean it and show it.
My dear husband doesn’t say I love you very often. When he does say it, I
know he truly means it. More than anything, he shows me he loves me. He
drives me to the doctor, or he fixes things for me. If I’m afraid or upset,
he wraps me in his arms and holds me tight. I know my husband loves me.
Jesus says He loves each and every one of us. His love is real, and He has
Jesus showed love by healing people who were sick. He searched for those
who were lost and didn’t know God. He spoke God’s words, saying they too
could be part of His eternal kingdom.
Doubters and cynics spoke unkind words to Jesus. There were haters who were
afraid He’d tell them they were doing the wrong things. But Jesusbeing
Godknew what was in their hearts. And He spoke the truth in love. If they
refused to listen and hear, He still cared.
Jesus proved God’s faithful and undying love for all of us when He died on
the cross for us. He gave His life and rose from the dead to open the door
to God’s kingdom. That is true love. To lay down your life for other people
who might not even receive it speaks of a love we do not understand (Romans
5:6-8; Ephesians 3:19). It’s a love we truly do not deserve, yet He offers
And Jesus’s amazing love transforms us, making us more and more like Him.
As the Holy Spirit works in us, we can act like Him so others can see how
amazing His love is. Anna Gregory
Can you think of any ways God has shown you His love? Consider taking
some time to write a few of them down, thanking Him for each one.
Have you ever seen God’s love through His people, the church? What did
For God so loved the world, that he gave his one and only Son [Jesus], that
whoever believes in him should not perish, but have eternal life. John 3:16
Psalm 145:8; Ephesians 2:4-Ephesians 2:5; 1 John 4:10; John 3:16