Dear friends, since God loved us
that much, we surely ought to love each other. No one has ever seen God. But if
we love each other, God lives in us, and his love is brought to full expression
in us.” (1 John 4:11-12 NLT)
If no one has
ever seen God, how can we ever know him? John in his Gospel said, “The unique
One, who is himself God, is near to the Father’s heart. He has revealed God to
us” (John 1:18). Jesus is the complete expression of God in human form, and he
has revealed God to us. When we love one another, the invisible God reveals
himself to others through us, and his love is made complete.
Some people simply
enjoy being with others. They make friends with strangers easily and always are
surrounded by friends. Other people are shy or reserved. They have a few
friends, are frequently uncomfortable talking with people they don’t know or
mingling in crowds. Shy people don’t need to become extroverts in order to love
others. John isn’t telling us how many people to love, but how much to love the
people we already know. Our job is to love faithfully the people God has given
us to love, whether there are two or two hundred of them. If God sees that we
are ready to love others, he will bring them to us. No matter how shy we are,
we don’t need to be afraid of the love commandment. God provides us the
strength to do what he asks.(Tyndale Study Bible)
was the complete expression of God in human form and we should all strive to be
like Him. Just as the writer says, if we love others, God is revealed through
us. That love should be unconditional Remember, love is not merely a feeling,
but an action. Show that love goes along with your actions.
we all have compassion, we all like nice things said about us. You see, it’s
not without doing something. Nobody will comment if you have done nothing. The
meaning of the compassion – the humane quality of understanding the suffering
of others and wanting to do something about it. It’s thus important to DO and
not only say. So, if we want God’s love to shine through us, we have to do
that stands out to me is that it’s not how many you love, it’s how much.
Quality rather than quantity. You have to practice with the people around you.
I still fail, but practicing I am. Reach the people around you.
principle jumps out at me. Do things around you right and people and
opportunities will be given to you.
thank you for loving me. Make me love others as You love me. In Jesus name I