My good friend became engaged today. Her happiness is evident in the words she writes and the pictures she posts on Facebook. My heart, and the hearts of all her friends and family, are overflowing with joy for her and her fiancé. We all want to dance, sing and celebrate the love these two have for each other.
When we find love in the world, we have found God in the world. Where love is, God is. Love is from God, and love is the nature of God. Scripture says, “God is love. Whoever lives in love lives in God, and God in him” (1 John 4:16). If we know love, then we know God. Love is God, and He cannot be separated from it.
When we choose to love one another, we are testifying to God’s love in the world. We can love one another only because God’s love comes to us through Jesus Christ and the power of the Holy Spirit. And it is through Christ’s strength of love within us that we can love one another. Scripture also says, “This is love: not that we loved God, but that He loved us and sent His Son as an atoning sacrifice for our sins” (1 John 4:10).
God loved us through His Son Jesus Christ, and when we love one another we are revealing Christ’s love for us. “No one has ever seen God; but if we love one another, God lives in us and His love is made complete in us” (1 John 4:12).
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Denise Larson Cooper has a passion for Christ and sharing His Word. A wife and mother of two daughters, Denise currently works as a gymnastic coach.
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