love in the third degree

This is how God showed his love among us: He sent his one and only Son into the world that we might live through him 

1 John 4:9 (NIV)

Has anyone loved you enough to sacrifice themselves for you? If they have, and I know there are people who have pushed themselves in harm’s way to allow another to live, then you have been loved.

God sent his only Son to this world, to live with us, as one of us, to become a living sacrifice for the entire human race. Because he beat death we can be in relationship with God.

Isn’t that awesome, we can be in a relationship, through Jesus. We are loved and we are commanded to love each other because of that love. It is not a hard commandment to follow if you keep your eyes on the Lord, feel his love surrounding us, breathing out of our pores, radiating from our eyes, brimming up in our heart. It is like the magic porridge pot of love. We can do nothing except love because our entire being is alive in love.

The love of the Lord is within and around us, our love for him can never reach the epic amount of love he has for each of us equally.  His love just pours out and we have to respond, we can do nothing else but respond to this love, this gracious merciful love. Thank You, Lord.

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