“Dear friends, since God so loved us, we also ought to love one another. No one has ever seen God; but if we love one another, God lives in us and his love is made complete in us.” 1 John 4:11-12
This month we’ve been talking about love. The thing about love is that we have it all around us yet it only grows when we share it with each other. We see love in God’s creation of people, the beautiful animals all around us, the beauty in the sky each day, yet we don’t put two and two together and realize that the best love isn’t what we see, it’s what we share.
Years ago family members would say “you’ll have a better life…” to their grandchildren, and for a while it was true. But we’ve slipped in our caring for other humans and the earth. February is a reminder, a reawakening, that we need to start living and loving.
There are a lot of uncertainties and unknowns in life, but if we were all to put faith in God, in His love, and actually try to love His creations (people, animals, earth), we’ll have a shot at setting up a good future for our grandchildren. Loving someone else is one of the great ways we can not only connect with those in our lives, but also with God while we’re on earth and He’s in Heaven.
Your loving someone today will not only help to complete you, your relationship with them and your relationship with God, it will connect you to future generations. Who will you choose to love today?