1 John 4:19 NIV, ”We love because he first loved us.”
Truthfully there are many reasons why I love Jesus, but this is one of the main reasons…because He first loved me. His love is not based on anything we’ve said or done. It doesn’t rely on our abilities in any way. He freely gives it, all we need to do is open our hearts to receive it. He proved His love by sacrificing His one and only Son to die for my sins, for your sins, and for the sins of the entire world. Jesus is a gift of love, the greatest gift we could ever receive.
As we grow in Christ, we learn to better understand His love. His love is unique, and it opens our eyes to His perspective. It’s changes how we view life and how we see people. It brings us hope and helps us to stay rooted in truth. The truth of Christ is a precious gem in a world that is saturated with lies.
One of life’s greatest joys is knowing the love of Jesus, and sharing that love with those around us. Every act of love, covered in God’s grace, touches a person’s heart. It doesn’t matter how tiny it may seem. Walking in the love of Christ takes strength and godly character, but by faith, we should keep on loving God and loving people, because He first loved us.