See What Love the Father has…

“See what love the Father has bestowed on us that we may be called the children of God. Yet, so we are.” 1 John 3:1

“For God so loved the world that he gave His only son, so that everyone that believes in him might not perish but might have eternal life.” John 3:16

These scripture verses never cease to fill my heart with wonder and joy. This is what true love is, not that sappy Hallmark version we’ll be celebrating on Valentine’s Day (not that that’s not fun. 🙂 ). However, true love is a choice, a sacrifice. It’s not an emotional high, but down and dirty in the reality of life, of struggles. The kind of love God has for us.

Doesn’t his kind of love make us want to respond in kind? Let us pray that God will will overflow our hearts with His love, so that our love for Him and our love for others will grow.

Act of Love

Oh my God, I love You above all things, with my whole heart and soul, because You are all good and deserving of all love. I love my neighbor as myself for the love of You. I forgive all who have injured me and ask pardon of all whom I have injured.

–Traditional prayer, author unknown

(Linked to Fearless Friday.)