“Dear friends, let us love one another, because love
is from God, and everyone who loves has been born of God
and knows God. The one who does not love does not
know God, because God is love.” 1 John 4:7-8
In John’s first letter, he gives us an extraordinary call to live out
the very nature of God – love. He instructs us that love is not a
mere emotion, but a divine gift originating from God Himself. To
love is to align our hearts with the Creator, for God is the source
and embodiment of love.
John’s exhortation challenges us to become vessels of the
divine love we’ve received. In a world that often confuses love
with mere tolerance, John invites us to a higher standard – a
love that reflects our intimate knowledge of God. This love,
born from our relationship with our Creator and the example of
Jesus Christ, has the power to transform our lives and the lives
of those around us
Gracious Father, we thank you for the timeless truth conveyed
through John’s words. Incline our hearts towards a love that
mirrors Yours, selfless and unconditional. May the love we share
be a testament to our knowledge of You, the source of all love.
Empower us by Your Spirit to love as You have loved us, even
when it is challenging. May our lives be a living testimony to the
reality that God is love. In Jesus’ name we pray, Amen.