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What’s love?

(The Philippine Star) - July 28, 2015 - 10:00am

In this is love, not that we loved God, but that He loved us and sent His Son. — 1 John 4:10

 

When asked “What’s love?” children have some great answers. Noelle, age 7, said, “Love is when you tell a guy you like his shirt, then he wears it every day.” Rebecca, who is 8, answered, “Since my grandmother got arthritis, she can’t bend over and polish her toenails anymore. So my grandfather does it for her all the time, even after his hands got arthritis too. That’s love.” Jessica, also 8, concluded, “You really shouldn’t say ‘I love you’ unless you mean it. But if you mean it, you should say it a lot. People forget.”

Sometimes we need reminding that God loves us. We focus on the difficulties of life and wonder, Where’s the love? But if we pause and consider all that God has done for us, we remember how much we are loved by God, who is love (1 John 4:8-10).

Psalm 103 lists the “benefits” God showers on us in love: He forgives our sin (v.3), satisfies us with good things (v.5), and executes righteousness and justice (v.6). He is slow to anger and abounds in mercy (v.8). He doesn’t deal with us as our sins deserve (v.10) and has removed our sin as far as the east is from the west (v.12). He has not forgotten us!

What’s love? God is love, and He’s pouring out that love on you and me. — Anne Cetas

 

Our God is God —

His truth, His love

remains each day the same,

He’s faithful to His matchless name,

For God is God — He does not change. — D. DeHaan

 

 READ: Psalm 103:1-14 

 

The death of Christ is the

measure of God’s love for you.

ACIRC ANNE CETAS FOR GOD GOD HIS SON JESSICA LOVE NBSP NOELLE OUR GOD REBECCA
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