Monday, November 15, 2010

What Love Really Means







No matter what your life looks like right now, God loves you.  No matter what you have done, or have failed to do, He loves you and is always there.  You just have to reach to Him, to surrender your life to Him.  He cares.  Are you willing to ask Him to help you?


Are you willing to be there for others who hurt?  We are surrounded by hurting people.  They need to know someone cares.  They need to know the love of Christ.  They need someone to be available, to listen, to reach out to, to love them.  






This is how much God loved the world: He gave his Son, his one and only Son. And this is why: so that no one need be destroyed; by believing in him, anyone can have a whole and lasting life. God didn't go to all the trouble of sending his Son merely to point an accusing finger, telling the world how bad it was. He came to help, to put the world right again. Anyone who trusts in him is acquitted; anyone who refuses to trust him has long since been under the death sentence without knowing it. And why? Because of that person's failure to believe in the one-of-a-kind Son of God when introduced to him.  John 3:16-18 The Message


Stop being bitter and angry and mad at others. Don't yell at one another or curse each other or ever be rude. Instead, be kind and merciful, and forgive others, just as God forgave you because of Christ.  Ephesians 4:31-32 


My beloved friends, let us continue to love each other since love comes from God. Everyone who loves is born of God and experiences a relationship with God. The person who refuses to love doesn't know the first thing about God, because God is love—so you can't know him if you don't love. This is how God showed his love for us: God sent his only Son into the world so we might live through him. This is the kind of love we are talking about—not that we once upon a time loved God, but that he loved us and sent his Son as a sacrifice to clear away our sins and the damage they've done to our relationship with God. My dear, dear friends, if God loved us like this, we certainly ought to love each other.  No one has seen God, ever. But if we love one another, God dwells deeply within us, and his love becomes complete in us-perfect love!  

 1 John 4:7-12

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