“Beloved, let us love one another: for love is of God; and every one that loveth is born of God, and knoweth God.” -1 John 4:7
February is called “The Month of Love.” We celebrate and cherish love in a myriad of different ways. Special dinners, cards, flowers, gifts. Hearts and pictures of little Cupids with wings and bows abound.
Many today have co-opted the word love itself. It can mean something different to every person. God’s love is not that way, though. It is true love that brings us to Him in salvation. It is true love that bonds us together with our brothers and sisters in Christ.
The Christian understands that true love can only come from our Heavenly Father. It is He who both shows us His love and teaches us to love others.
This February we should reflect on God’s love and what is means to us. We should consider our love to our families and church. We should live out our love in a way that is pleasing to the Lord by serving and praying for one another.