Monday, February 8, 2010


February is often called the "Love Month" because of Valentine's Day. I think it is always a good thing to be reminded of the importance of love and to reflect on the many loves one enjoys in this life; Mother's love, Father's love, sibling love, romantic love, etc. It is also a good thing to remember the Author and Source of love, God Himself. The Word of God states clearly that God IS love and if you don't love, you don't know God. The term that describes God is "agape" which is the highest and most wonderful form of love. It involves self sacrifice and faithfulness. God "so loved" that He gave His only Son to die for the sins of humanity. God's love is so intense that He loves faithfully throughout all generations. His love for Abraham extends to us today. We are blessed because of a special friendship between God and Abraham that took place thousands of years ago. God's love burns so hot that it never grows cold, even unto a thousand generations!

Romans 5:5 tells us that this great love of God is "shed abroad in our hearts by the Holy Ghost". Wow! Imagine the potential we have for loving people because His love fills our hearts. I am convinced that we have the capacity to love many more people than we think and the more we chose to love the greater that capacity becomes. It is like a couple with a growing family. They love the last child as much as the first.
That blesses me because the Bible says that Jesus is the "first born of many brethren" meaning we are born to the family of God. God loves us as much as His First Born!

Meditate on this for awhile and just see if you don't feel that love growing inside of you.