Read 1 John 4:7-16
God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.
- John 3:16 (KJV)
My husband died nine years ago. Recently, I came across the letters he wrote to me while we were dating almost 60 years ago. When I saw the familiar, hardto read handwriting, I smiled, remembering the excitement I had felt when a letter from him arrived. As I read the letters, I felt again the joy of knowing that he loved me. Through the years of our marriage, he demonstrated his love in many ways. I thank God for this good man’s love.
The Bible contains love letters from God — not romantic love, of course, but love that is deep, powerful, and steady. Throughout the scriptures, we read of God’s love and mercy, first to the Hebrew people, in providing for their physical needs and spiritual development. God’s greatest love comes to us through Jesus Christ. In Jesus’ life, teachings, death, and resurrection, the love of God becomes real; we know that God loves us deeply and completely. We can be filled with joy as we praise God and give thanks for God’s unending love.
My husband’s letters went back into the box to be stored. But my Bible is close at hand so that as I read it each day, I receive assurance of God’s love.
Joan S. Hutcheson
Thought for the Day: Look for ways God shows love for you, and find a way to show God’s love to those near you.
Prayer: Thank you, Lord, for your love letters in the Bible, and for your gracious love shown in Jesus, our Savior. Amen.
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