God’s love was revealed among us in this way: God sent His One and Only Son into the world so that we might live through Him. – (1 John 4:9, HCSB)
This is how God showed His love to us: He sent His only Son into the world to give us life through Him. – (1 John 4:9, ERV)
Because of this, the love of God is a reality among us: God sent His only Son into the world so that we could find true life through Him. – (1 John 4:9, VOICE)
God sent His Son so that we might understand His love and find life everlasting in Him. If we look around, the evidence of His goodness and love are all around us. Because His Son took all of our sin and shame upon His shoulders, we can walk in the goodness of His love and grace and go forth and love likewise. Time with family and friends, puppy snuggles, warmth and love and light are all reminders of God’s love that gives all and withholds nothing. May we ever seek the Lord to remind us anew of the incredible gift of His love that knows no end.
The love of the Lord,
Is our greatest gift;
Our hearts to uplift.
His life for our own;
So we could know Him,
He’s where love is shown.
Look all around us,
His goodness is clear;
Evidence of love,
Is always so near.
Dear Heavenly Father, thank You that You have shown us the greatest love ever given through the life, death, resurrection and ascension of Your Son. Because You gave, we can know life and love in You. Forgive us for losing sight of Your love all around us. Teach us to see Your heart for us and those around us at all times. Show us how to extend Your goodness and grace to everyone we meet. May many come into a lasting relationship with You. Be glorified O God, as we recognize Your love all around us and extend the same to all. Amen.
© Shannon Elizabeth Grabrick and Revelations in Writing, May 2011 – present
God, Your faithful love is so valuable that people take refuge in the shadow of Your wings. – Psalm 36:7