Wednesday, February 2, 2011
1 Corinthians 13:13a (NIV)
Paul describes love, unselfish benevolent concern for another, as the most excellent way and the greatest gift. Poets and song writers tell us how basic love is to us. Dramatists portray the stories of love in our world.
We learn as young Christians, that God gave us His son because of His love for us, His children. (John 3:16) This deed, chosen by the Father, reminds believers even in the 21st Century of the greatness of God’s love for us.
As small children, we learned a song called, “Jesus Loves Me.” The words tell us of Jesus’ love for even the small weak children in our midst.
We also learned another song, “Jesus Loves the Little Children-All the Children of the World”. The phrases in this song remind us that Jesus’ love extends to every child, no matter his or her age or race.
We teach these scriptures and these songs to children and to new believers because we want people to know the love of God through Christ. As Christian believers,
we model His love for those less fortunate, those going through a season of hardship, and those in need of God’s healing.
How can we model the Love of God better?