Love is made real in the Person of Jesus Christ. We demonstrate that love by being His hands and feet on earth. Love is more than a feeling.


Loving God

God showed His love for us in several ways. He made the earth produce the rest of creation each after its own kind (Gen 1:20-25). But when He made us, it was different. He got His own hands dirty and got directly involved (Gen 2:7). He created us to be together in an intimate relationship that He still wants for every one of us.

He made this perfect relationship for us, but we chose to break the relationship and go our own way. The thing about God’s love is, it never runs out. He still wants each and every one of us back. He loves us so much He was willing to send us the Person of Jesus (John 1:1-4, John 1:14-18).

But nothing we can do on our own can restore that relationship, and God knew that, even though we kept trying (Rom 3:23). And if coming to live among us wasn’t radical enough, He loved us so much that He sacrificed His one and only Son so this relationship could be restored (John 3:16).

Loving Others

A relationship is two-way. The type of love God has for us, and tells us to express to others, is unconditional. It’s not greedy. It’s not selfish. It’s not focused on me, but on others (1 Cor 13:4-7).

Jesus didn’t come to live among us to help us improve, get better at something, make us prosperous, take better care of our “stuff,” make our lives comfortable, or even to give us what we want. He came to restore our relationship with God. He told us the most important thing was to love God. He then said to love our neighbors in the way we love ourselves (Matt 22:37-40). But He told us love is shown in how we treat them (Luke 10:29-37).

Love takes action.