Sunday, May 16, 2010
What goes through your mind when you tell someone that you love them? Do you think about the needs of the other person or do you think about your needs? There were times in my life when I thought about my needs before I thought about the needs of the other individual. What I have come to realize is that, if you truly love someone, than your needs should be secondary to theirs. Love is not selfish.
God is Love, and His love is very different from human love. God's love is unconditional, and it's not based on feelings or emotions. He doesn't love us because we're lovable or because we make Him feel good; He loves us because He is love. He created us to have a loving relationship with Him, and He sacrificed His own Son (who also willingly died for us) to restore that relationship.
Matthew 3:17 "and behold a voice from out of the heavens said, “This is my beloved Son, in whom I am Well-pleased. " John 3:16 “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life." Romans 5:8, "But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us."