[The Glory Unveiled]
This is how we know what love is: Jesus Christ laid down his life for us. And we ought to lay down our lives for our brothers. ( 1John 3:16 )
The scriptures are not unclear on the subject of love. If anything, it is us who have refused to accept what scripture reveals as truth. So how does one know what love is and whether someone truly love them as they may profess or not? It is true that out of the abundance of the heart, the mouth makes expressions. But when it comes to the issues of love, it takes more than just the “sweet nothings” of the heart’s ecstatic oratory. The scripture for consideration today says, “This is how we know what love is: …” signifying a fixed acid test approach to knowing what love is. So that we could agree that anything short of the standard is just hormonal and chemical agitation unrestrained. Jesus Christ laid down His life for us. This was and is love. Sacrificial giving of self is the standard and test for real love. Can you give yourself to someone you claim you love without demanding or expecting something in return? Can you give your time, energy and resources for the betterment and enjoyment of another person even if that other person won’t recognise you for it? This is love. February 14 has gradually succeeded in distorting the true meaning of love and what it stands for. The standard for love is so far from the mark, particularly in February but we pray that this broadcast will open our eyes to the realities.
Prayer_Bead: Father in Heaven, my Love and my Lord, help me to live as Christ lived. Make me a channel to reach the unreached. Teach me to unconditionally live for others.
#GNews: Unveiling the glory of God.