We love, because He first loved us.1 John 4:19
It’s interesting that God created some animals to be mostly loners. Examples are bears, koalas, and sea turtles. Sometimes a solitary life seems appealing doesn’t it? Wouldn’t it be a peaceful existence to just do your own thing without answering to or dealing with anyone? No cooperation or communication required. Yet what a lonely life too – void of relationships, connection, and love.
God created solitary animals in their unique ways, but He created humans entirely different. He created people in His image, to be more like Him. And that’s exactly why people do have love for others. “We love, because He first loved us.” It’s as simple and profound and beautiful as that.
God is love itself as the whole chapter of 1 John 4 explains. Apart from Him, it’s impossible to know what real love is. And because He created you and showed His love for you – especially through the sacrifices of His Son, Jesus Christ – people are consequently wired to want to imitate Him in sharing love and being part of loving relationships with others.
You taught me about love, Lord, and now I need to share what I know with others. Give me the courage to love others boldly! Amen.
hugs n’ blessings to the bold and the brave!