I believe true love is loving as Christ first loved us! What an incredible example God gave us in sending his Son to die on the cross at Calvary, so that whoever believed in him may have Eternal Life. I’m so grateful the cross isn’t the end of the story, but Christ rose again and today he lives, promising Eternal life to all who acknowledge He is the only one who can atone for their sins and accept Him as the Lord and Saviour of their lives.
In Luke 10:27, He Says ‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength and with all your mind’; and, ‘Love your neighbour as yourself.’ He wants us to love Him with all of our capacity, whatever level of strength or intellect we may have. One of the best ways of displaying our love for him is living out his example and loving others, as we would want to be loved.
I need to love Jesus as He loved me. He loved me with his all, he was wholly committed to loving me. He loved me to the point of going to the cross before I even knew about him. To truly love him, I need to love as he loved…I need to love others and be a light for Jesus.
Another facet of Jesus’ love is that it is totally unconditional, he expects nothing in return. However, as a Christian, my hearts desire is to be more and more like Him. To honour Him is to want to live like him, I need shine a light for Jesus…I need to be Him to those around me who don’t yet know Him.
Do know the love of Jesus in your life? Are you loving as he would have you love?