In his letter, the beloved disciple John calls us to love one another. He indicates that the source of love is God Himself. He always has been that source. Who instilled in a mother the desire (instinct) to nurture a child? Who placed the feeling of attraction (hormones) in the teenager? Who made our psyche to resonate with the idea of a sacrificial love demonstrated by a friend who lays down his life for others? God!
Its amazing to me that we are quick to try and fix our lives with everything outside of our creator’s recommendations, when who better to know us and know how we work? Am I loving others? Have I really been born of God and know Him? Yes.
Lord as we get started today, I thank you for all that yesterday contained. Wow! Now, I am open to loving others, even as You have loved me. Like the hymn says “the greatest thing, in all my life is knowing You”