Reflections: The Greatest Love

Text on a dark red background reads John 3:16 KJV — For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.

Valentine’s Day is coming up soon and I am sure that the thought of love is floating around in your head these days. February is known as the month of love and friendship. Have you ever stopped to reflect on what it really means to love? 

Love is much more than just a feeling. True love is more than words. Real love comes with real actions. The love of God for humankind is the greatest love that there has ever been and that there ever will be.

Would you ever send your only child to die in place of someone else? Would you do this for a murderer? I am sure that your answer would be no. 

This is what God did for all of us. God sent his son Jesus Christ to die in our place. He did not just die  for liars and thieves. He died in the place of the murderer. Yes Jesus died to save the last person you would want around you.

This was no ordinary death. He was first beaten with a reed and spit upon. A crown of thorns was placed upon his head and all this took place before the cross. He was so weak from blood loss that he could barely walk on the path to where the crucifixion would take place. When it came time to crucify him they nailed his feet and hands to the cross. He spent agonizing hours in the hot son before dying. 

You can read this in Matthew chapter 27 starting at verse 27.

Do not worry, he did not remain dead. God raised him from the dead on the third day and Jesus lives today waiting for you to embrace and receive this great love.

1 Peter 1:3 KJV — Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, which according to his abundant mercy hath begotten us again unto a lively hope by the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead,

I pray that this reminder of the greatest love will remind you that you are not alone today. God loves you more than you know.

I share a short Christian devotional each week to encourage you on your walk with God.

One thought on “Reflections: The Greatest Love

  1. I was thinking about love and how it’s all around me, but never for me. A part of me doesn’t want to reject God’s love, but it’s also confusing as we ae told we were not meant to be alone and yet, for some of us, that seems to be the case. Anyway, sorry for being negative and sorry for not making time to look at your blogs more regularly.


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