Yesterday, we talked about God’s steadfast, convenant-keeping, merciful, everlasting love: His HESED. Since HESED is covenant love, it is mutual ~ it is a two-way street. As we experience His love, we are provoked to love Him.
His love, for us, grows His love, in us.
And God’s love in our hearts, grows love in us, for others too.
We love because he first loved us.
If anyone says, “I love God,” and hates his brother, he is a liar;
for he who does not love his brother whom he has seen
cannot love God whom he has not seen.
And this commandment we have from him:
whoever loves God must also love his brother.
1 John 4:19-21
We can love others in a variety of ways. But Abiding in God’s love the is key. So this week, out of love for Him, try to serve others remembering that you are doing it as a gift for the Lord. It would be great for you to share on FB or Twitter or Pinterest about how you are loving God by loving others: #SummerofJoy
A quick, but profound, way to share the love of God is to Sponsor a child through Compassion International. It is easy and yet, very rewarding. Please visit their website to learn more about it. Here is a wonderful video about reaching out to the least of these: