Thursday, June 2, 2011

Love is Action

Love.  It's more than just an emotion.  It's an action...

For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life. -John 3:16

God showed His love for us with an action...the greatest sacrifice.  Imagine willingly giving up your one and only child to die, so he could save even those who ridiculed, tortured and killed him.  Jesus forgave them right away... while still nailed to the cross.  At the height of his own suffering, he was thinking of others.

"Father, forgive them, for they do not know what they do." 

It's hard to fathom what Jesus experienced for us.  Would you willingly die in order to save another?  Your children, husband or wife, parents or a friend?  What about someone you'd never met?  What about a murderer?  Jesus died not only for the good people of the world, but for the horribly sick and twisted.  Those who destroy lives.

Even good people are sinners...  For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God. -Romans 3:23  The Bible also states that... For the wages of sin is death, but the free gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.-Romans 6:23

This is where John 3:16 comes back in ...whoever believes in Him should not perish but have eternal life.  You are unconditionally loved.  If you accept Jesus in your heart, your life will forever be changed... here on Earth and for all time.  Any one of us could die today.  Where do you want to spend your eternity? 

"Lord Jesus, I believe you are the Son of God. Thank you for dying on the cross for my sins.  Please forgive my sins and give me the gift of eternal life.  I ask you in to my life and heart to be my Lord and Savior. I want to serve you always."

Thank God for His greatest sacrifice.  Love.  It's more than an emotion.  It is action.

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