September 2, 2015
We all waited with baited breath to hear the very first sermon our new preacher gave Sunday. He couldn’t have chosen a better subject…it was about Love! His first time to preach as our minister was to remind us how important it is to love You, Lord…and to love people! That pretty much sums up our lives with You! After all, those are the two greatest commandments. If we spend our whole entire lives doing those two things, we will be living an abundant Christ-filled life! Not only will we be rich beyond measure; we will be able to bless others beyond what we could possibly do on our own.
Before we can truly love You, Lord, we have to begin to realize how much You love us. All love flows freely from You!! And I believe we will be discovering more of Your love for all eternity for there is no top or bottom or sides to Your love! It’s too good to be true that You love me despite all my flaws, weaknesses, mistakes and sin. You love me- in spite of them. You love me so much that You gave Jesus to pay the cost of my sin, to make me holy- so I could live with You forever! It’s so good to be true that it is a stumbling block for us. We just have to believe and accept that You love us and want us with You! It is only once we live in Your love that we can truly start loving You back! Every day, I love You more because I find so much more to love…and because You love me more than I could ever possibly love You!
There’s so much love that I can truly love others with the overflow of Your love! It never runs out or gets old. There are so many people around me who need love just as much as I do! You love me so I can share it…not hoard it. The more I share and love others, the more love You flood me with! It’s crazy! Because Your love causes me to love others who are just as undeserving as me. Yet Your love lives in me and gets in my heart and soul… and even my eyes. You cause me to see others how You see them…and I find myself loving them! It’s not a strings-attached-love like the world shows. It is an all-out, love-no-matter-what kind of love that comes from You! I’m so glad our new preacher had his first words be about love! I’m pretty sure that will be his last words and all the words in between! That’s what it’s all about! That’s why Jesus is the Word; the beginning and the end! He is Love poured out from You!
“A new command I give you: Love one another. As I have loved you, so you must love one another. By this all men will know that you are My disciples, if you love one another.” John 13:34-35
“How great is the love the Father has lavished on us, that we should be called children of God!” 1 John 3:1
“This is love; not that we loved God, but that He loved us and sent His Son as an atoning sacrifice for our sins. Dear friends, since God so loved us, we also ought to love one another. No one has ever seen God; but if we love one another, God lives in us and His love is made complete in us.” 1 John 4:10-12