From the Pastor's Desk
1 John 4:7 (CEV) My dear friends, we must love each other. Love comes from God, and when we love each other, it shows that we have been given new life. We are now God’s children, and we know him.
It's that time of year when stores are filled with beautiful red hearts, chocolates, balloons, greeting cards and all kinds of things that say, "You're beautiful and I love you."
I’ve often wondered, do we truly understand God’s unconditional love? Do we truly understand what it takes to love unconditionally? The first time I held each one of my children in my arms, there was this incredible unconditional love that came over me. My kids at this point hadn’t done anything to make me love them more or less, they were just there crying and making noises.
I believe God wants us to love everyone as He loved us. That means He wants us to love others with a God like love. Do you realize the way you love others has a direct correlation with how you feel God loves you? In other words, we are a reflection of God’s love.
As we celebrate Valentine’s Day this month, let’s remember to not only send cards and flowers to our loved ones, but to also share God’s unconditional love with everyone we can. How about sending a nice card to someone who may not receive one this year from anyone else, and remind them they are loved by God and you. Think of some people you might know who may be a little lonely this month, and remind them how much they are loved.
Share the spirit of God’s love with someone this month.
In His Love,