Ginrich's Devotional Blog

March 5, 2014

Most Perfect Love

Filed under: Bible,Christ,devotion,God,Jesus — by ginrich @ 1:00 am

1 John 4:8. The person who does not love does not know God, because God is love.

Today is Ash Wednesday. This begins the season of a Lent. Many practice giving up something for the 49 days of Lent. If you look at the Calender you’ll count 45 days but we don’t celebrate Lent on Sundays. That is the resurrection day. To give up something is only half. We should replace what we give up with something we should do. It might be memorizing scripture. I’m thinking about the following. God is love. Mankind couldn’t realize that love because love must be personalized to be felt and received. So God sent His Word, His Son, Jesus Christ to come on this earth as a human man to show us the personalization of God’s love for us. He taught, healed and fed but others have done those things without love. So Jesus went to the cross for us. He suffered and died a most tortuous death for the purpose of making God’s love real to us. He shed His blood so God could, by His own law, forgive us for our sins which separated us from His Presence. This is the purest love. It demands no response from us. It is there waiting for us to receive it into us, personalizing it through His Holy Spirit. Love is not demanding. Love is a gift to be opened and received. We cannot contain that much love without sharing it with others. During lent I will try to reach out to a different person each day, sharing the love of a God with them.

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