Monday, October 08, 2012

Thought of the Day !!

And so we know and rely on the love God has for us.  God is love.  Whoever lives in love lives in God, and God in him.
                                                                                  1 John 4:16 (NIV)

How do you think the Apostle John came to the conclusion that God is love?

I figure, being with Jesus for so long and knowing him so well, John saw the love that Jesus embodied.  He saw the love that Jesus had for his family...his friends...the children...the poor...the sick...the lame...the prostitutes...the tax collectors...and even his enemies.  Jesus was the true living-breathing-walking definition of love.  He spoke love.  He taught about love.  He showed love.

So if John were to do the math, he would come up with the simple algebraic formula that we all learned in high school math (if a = b and a = c then b = c also).  In other words, if Jesus = love and if Jesus = God, then God must also = love.

The gist of this is simply that Jesus' life equated to love in every aspect of it.  As Christians, we are supposed to have the desire to be like Christ.  So the real question is what are our own lives equating?

In the love of Christ,


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