And here we are in the second month of 2021! It’s surprising how quickly time passes! Today, I am excited to continue our series on rejoicing! And since it’s February, why not go ahead and tackle the Elephant in the room: Love! Don’t worry, it won’t be mushy 😉
Rejoicing in Love
God’s gift of Love is one of His greatest gifts to mankind! Today, I thought it would be nice to look at some of the different kinds of Love God has given to us!
The Love of Brothers and Sisters in Christ ||
John 15:12 – This is my commandment, That ye love one another, as I have loved you.
Yesterday was an excellent example of the love of our brothers and sisters in Christ! We got snow yesterday (still coming down!). Because of the terrain around our house, Jacob and I had to leave following our church’s fellowship meal (we were supposed to attend the service immediately following the meal but instead had to live stream). As soon as he found out, one of our church members insisted that I text his wife as soon as we got home to make sure we were okay. And he reminded me that if we had any trouble getting home, help was just a text or phone call away. “That’s what a church family is here for, to take care of our brothers and sisters.” That simple gesture meant so much to my husband and me! And this is the attitude all Christian siblings should have for each other! Praise the Lord for the Love of the family of God!
The Love of Family ||
1 Corinthians 13:4-8 – Charity suffereth long, and is kind; charity envieth not; charity vaunteth not itself, is not puffed up, Doth not behave itself unseemly, seeketh not her own, is not easily provoked, thinketh no evil; Rejoiceth not in iniquity, but rejoiceth in the truth; Beareth all things, believeth all things, hopeth all things, endureth all things.Charity never faileth: but whether there be prophecies, they shall fail; whether there be tongues, they shall cease; whether there be knowledge, it shall vanish away.
I grew up in a large family (Seven kids, plus mom and dad 😉), and I can say from experience there is nothing like a family full of people who love you! Did we always get along perfectly? Maybe not, but there was never a question whether I was loved or not! But I can honestly say that disagreements were not the norm, praise the Lord! The Love of family is something we should thank God for daily!
The Love of Husband and Wife ||
Genesis 2:23 – And Adam said, This is now bone of my bones, and flesh of my flesh: she shall be called Woman, because she was taken out of Man.
God has a perfect plan for mankind, and marriage is part of it! The love He places in the hearts of a man and woman, joining them in holy matrimony, is a beautiful gift from God! One that I feel honored and privileged that He has allowed me to experience loving my husband! In truth, I knew I loved Jacob before I ever met him! God had already prepared my heart to love him, and when we did at last meet, well, it didn’t take long for me to know this was the one for whom God had prepared my heart!
The Love of God ||
John 3:16 – For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.
I think we can all agree that the Greatest Love of all is the Love of God! His gift of His only Son is the ultimate gift of Love and Sacrifice the world has ever seen! Where would we be without Salvation through the death, burial, and resurrection of Jesus Christ, making a way for us to be part of the Family of God?
Take a moment and rejoice in the gifts of Love that God has given us! What is something you are rejoicing in today?
Have a blessed day, and God Bless America!
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