Devotion for the Tenth Day of 2012 Christmas

1 John 4:7-12 (ESV)

7 Beloved, let us love one another, for love is from God, and whoever loves has been born of God and knows God. 8 Anyone who does not love does not know God, because God is love. 9 In this the love of God was made manifest among us, that God sent his only Son into the world, so that we might live through him. 10 In this is love, not that we have loved God but that he loved us and sent his Son to be the propitiation for our sins. 11 Beloved, if God so loved us, we also ought to love one another. 12 No one has ever seen God; if we love one another, God abides in us and his love is perfected in us.

Lord God of Love, You love us so much that You send Jesus to live on earth and suffer and be crucified to take the punishment due us for our sins. You showed us pure and true Love beyond what we can imagine. All You want is for us to love You in return and for us to love one another. Help us to show love to You and to others. In Jesus’ name. Amen.

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