The Tenth Day of Christmas

1 John 4:9-11

By this the love of God was manifested in us, that God has sent His only begotten Son into the world so that we might live through Him. In this is love, not that we loved God, but that He loved us and sent His Son to be the propitiation for our sins.  Beloved, if God so loved us, we also ought to love one another.

We know love because of the love God showed to us by sending Jesus into the world to live as one of us, to die an agonizing death, and to live again so we can live through Him. God loved us first, and He loves us infinitely more than we can comprehend. Yet because of His great love, we can love God and others. Our love is but a dim reflection of God’s love for us, but we couldn’t even show that if God had first shown His love to us.

Thank You, Father, for loving us more than we can imagine. Help us to love You and those You put in our lives selflessly and generously. In the name of Jesus. Amen.

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