Sunday, December 19, 2021

Advent Words Day 22 ~ Love

Day 22: Love

“God is love. This is how God showed his love among us: He sent his one and only Son into the world that we might live through him. This is love: not that we loved God, but that he loved us and sent his Son as an atoning sacrifice for our sins.I John 4:8-10

Today is the fourth Sunday of Advent and the theme for today is love.

Our first Scripture reading tells us that God is love. Love is at the very core of His character. Love is who God is. Because He is love, all that He does is motivated by His love. Because the Bible says that we are the object of His love, He choose to act out of His love for us and sent His Son into the world to redeem us and give us the gift of life – abundant life in the present age, eternal life in the future. This is God’s greatest gift of love for us and God sending His Son into the world – the incarnation – is the love we celebrate during the Advent season and Christmas.

“But when the kindness and love of God our Savior appeared, he saved us, not because of righteous things we had done, but because of his mercy. He saved us through the washing of rebirth and renewal by the Holy Spirit, whom he poured out on us generously through Jesus Christ our Savior, so that, having been justified by his grace, we might become heirs having the hope of eternal life.Titus 3:4-7

God’s love is not a feeling, it’s an action. It is because of His love for us that He did not give sinful man what they deserved but, rather, He acted out of love and mercy and gave sinful man salvation and eternal life through Jesus Christ. Love is an action, and we are called throughout the New Testament to imitate God’s love in our daily life. Out of love God seeks us, but He doesn’t force us into a relationship with Him. He bids us to respond to His love. When we love each other and act in love, motivated by God’s love, we help the world see who God is. God is love.

“Great love can be talked about, deep passionate love can be expressed verbally or even written down, but love expressed in action proves that it actually exists.” ~Paige Clayton

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