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TO KNOW GOD IS TO LOVE:BEING A CARE GIVER TO OTHERS

 And so we know and rely on the love God has for us. God is love.

Whoever lives in love lives in God, and God in them. (I John 4:16)

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A wave of the hand over the sensor. I remember. The door opens to the cancer floor. I did not expect to be here again. The last times . . . Dad getting chemo, blood transfusions, platelet transfusions, the final doctor visit before hospice. Wheeling him in, wheeling him out. He waved his hand over the sensor to open the door to leave that floor-forever. . .

God blesses us with moments and memories. Some are beautiful– even through the storms. They can be times of togetherness, unity of heart, strength of purpose. A time of special love flowing through tears, hand holds, hugs, a kiss on the forehead– unspoken love clearly spoken.

We love because He first loved us. (I John 4:19)

 Maybe the world has forgotten this love. Isolation can make us more selfish and me-centered. That self-focus will make its way outwardly through our actions and words. We may show less kindness around others, feel little unity with others, and struggle with purpose toward others.

We should be each other’s care giver.

 Then the Lord said to Cain, “Where is Abel your brother?”

 He said, “I do not know; am I my brother’s keeper?” (Genesis 4:9)

 YES! We are and must be. “There are no random acts. . .We are all connected. . . You can no more separate one life from another than you can separate a breeze from the wind. . .1

 The world needs a LOVE transfusion.

 My command is this: Love each other as I have loved you. (John 15:12)

 A daughter is called to be her father’s caregiver.

A son is called to be his mother’s caregiver.

Duty. Commitment. Love.

 Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. (I Corinthians 13:4-5)

 Do everything in love. (I Corinthians 16:14)

 Strangers are just family you have yet to come to know.” 2

 We must be each other’s care giver.

Duty. Commitment. Love.

 TO KNOW GOD IS TO LOVE.

 

1 Albom, Mitch. The Five People You Meet in Heaven. goodreads.com

2 Albom, Mitch. The Five People You Meet in Heaven. goodreads.com

 

(Sharon G. Tate blog 07/19/2020) teacherforjesus.com  Meditations on God’s Word

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

JESUS DEFINES LOVE FROM THE CROSS

 

“And now these three remain: faith, hope and love. But the greatest of these is love. ” (1 Corinthians 13:13)

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Jesus gave us the example of what love is through His actions.

“(16)This is how we know what love is: Jesus Christ laid down His life for us. And we ought to lay down our lives for our brothers and sisters. (17) If anyone has material possessions and sees a brother or sister in need but has no pity on them, how can the love of God be in that person? (18 ) Dear children, let us not love with words or speech but with actions and in truth.” (1 John 3:16-18)

Our Lord exemplified humility on the cross as He took our sins upon Himself. He showed great patience with us, even as sin continued while He endured this trial. He acted in gentleness, not lashing out at those who were crucifying Him, but instead asking the Father to forgive them–to forgive us.

“Be completely humble and gentle; be patient, bearing with one another in love.” (Ephesians 4:2)

The love Christ showed to us all that day on the cross, with outstretched hands held by nails, has endured past those dark hours to the sunrise when He arose and to every sunrise thereafter and yet to come. Love knows no boundaries of time.

“Love never fails. But where there are prophecies, they will cease; where there are                   tongues, they will be stilled; where there is knowledge, it will pass away.”             (1 Corinthians 13:8)

(Sharon G. Tate blog 02/23/2020) teacherforjesus.com  Meditations on God’s Word

God’s Valentine to Faithful Christians

 

 

V ictory through Jesus

A bsolution from our sins

L ove that never fails

E mpty tomb of Risen hope

N ew body incorruptible

T omorrow-eternal promised

I  nheritance of adoption

N ever-ending Light

E ternity with God our Father

1 John 3:1 – See what great love the Father has lavished on us, that we should be called children of God! And that is what we are! The reason the world does not know us is that it did not know Him.
Romans 5:8 – But God demonstrates His own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us.
1 John 4:10 – This is love: not that we loved God, but that He loved us and sent His Son as an atoning sacrifice for our sins.
John 3:16 – For God so loved the world that He gave His one and only Son, that whoever believes in Him shall not perish but have eternal life.
1 John 4:9 – 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 4:8 – Whoever does not love does not know God, because God is love.
And now these three remain: faith, hope and love. But the greatest of these is LOVE.
(1 Corinthians 13:13)

(Sharon G. Tate blog 02/14/2020)  teacherforjesus.com  Meditations on God’s Word

 

Love Notes to God, Our Father

 

And now these three remain: faith, hope and love. But the greatest of these is love.

(I Corinthians 13:13) 

LOVE NOTES

Father’s Day. My son and grandkids were visiting. I purchased cards for my grandchildren, ages four and six, to give to their Daddy. “Sign them while Daddy’s getting ready for church.” Then, I left to get ready. When I returned, I saw that, besides spelling out their names, they had drawn hearts and pictures of them with their Daddy all over the cards. Then, they had taken my post-it notes and were writing and drawing more notes and images for him. They stapled the notes together into a little story to tell him.

The look on their faces as they handed Daddy the cards and “read” their notes and stories was simply pure joy. I had asked each for the minimum—to sign the card. Both gave the maximum– from the heart.

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Do we give heartfelt messages to our Heavenly Father with such pure love?

 Just to give. Just to show how much He means to us.

LOVE “Notes” through the words in our prayers.

LOVE “Notes” written with the thoughts in our mind.

LOVE “Notes” in our communication with Him in His Word.

There is, I believe, a child within each of us who exists on some level within our hearts, minds, and memories. Some of us are “orphaned” in the sense that our physical parents are no longer with us—through death, abandonment, or lack of involvement. Yet, the “child” within still seeks the relationship of the parent.

We each have the Father God to turn to for this relationship. He watches over us, gives advice and guidance, nourishes our souls, provides for our needs, comforts us in times of distress, rejoices with us in the happy moments and events of our lives, sacrifices for us to the utmost level in the death of His only begotten Son.

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You can imagine the look on Daddy’s face as his two children gave him those cards and their notes, telling him the stories in the pictures.

Can we imagine the Father’s countenance when we present Him with our “notes” of love?

And so we know and rely on the love God has for us. God is love.

Whoever lives in love lives in God, and God in them. (I John 4:16)

 (Sharon G. Tate  blog 06/23/19) teacherforjesus.com  Meditations on God’s Word