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In this the love of God was manifested toward us, that God has sent His only begotten Son into the world, that we might live through Him. In this is love, not that we loved God, but that He loved us and sent His Son to be the propitiation for our sins. Beloved, if God so loved us, we also ought to love one another [and offer one another HOPE]. 1 John 4.9-11
The great love story of all time and since this is the week of love and hearts let’s remember the greatest of love stories.
God sent His one and only Son – WHY? – that we, you and me, might LIVE THROUGH HIM.
Had nothing to do with us loving God – it had everything to do with HIM loving us, you and me, and offering His Beloved Son to redeem us!
IF God loved US so very much – how on earth, how in the world, can we not love one another and offer one another His blessed HOPE!
Father God, in the Beautiful Name of Jesus Christ – Your one and only beloved Son, we ask You to help us love one another better. Help us O God to always have an answer for the Hope that lies within us. We live in a lost and dying world and people need Christ. People need love. People need hope. Help me to be an instrument of YOUR love and hope. Amen.