It’s the First of the Month: Jesus is Love

Hi Friends,

It’s the first of the month and I am thinking about everything that Jesus is…

 

I’m studying in preparation for my New Testament Survey midterm. I’ve been reading through the gospels of Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John. In my reading, I am constantly reminded that Jesus is love. He loved me so much that he died so that I might have eternal life with him. I can’t explain it but I’m overjoyed about it. It makes me want to cry and shout and fall to my knees in worship all at the same time.

So, if you are contemplating any of that, I wanted to share one of my all time favorite songs entitled, “Jesus is Love”

How has this love changed your life?

© Natasha L. Robinson 2011

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2 thoughts on “It’s the First of the Month: Jesus is Love

  1. I share your sentiments about the love of Jesus. What He did and still does for us is almost incomprehensible. Yet He gives us the capacity to understand even the more by the precious gift of His Holy Spirit.

    It is our expressions of that love as we become more aware of its vastness, that enables us to be more like Him. As He is, so are we in this world. Think about it, as He is right now, present tense. He is still our Great High Priest who is interceding on behalf of His people.

    That ultimate act of intercession that opened the door to God’s family has paved the way for us to do the same. Metaphorically speaking, each us can attain the greater love and lay down our lives for a friend. I guess the question now is “Who is my friend?”

    Terri

    1. Love this comment, Terri! “Who is my friend?” is an important and challenging question. Important because we all need to evaluate our relationships. Challenging because Jesus’ thougths and actions are radically different from our own. I think about his statements: “you have heard it said, but I say to you” where he continued to raise the standard. I consider the Good Samaritan story, where we all contemplate “Who is my neighbor?” The two gentlemen who should have responded as neighbors, did not; rather, the Samaritan took the radical, just, and “neighborly” step. I was even reading this morning that, “If your enemy is hungry, feed him; if he is thirsty, give him something to drink (Rom 12:20).” I’m wondering “Is the challenge for us to display Christ’s love most tested in our relationships with those who we do not consider ‘friends’?”

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