For many, it’s the showing of affection, of care and trust in another, often manifested by a hug, a kiss or intimacy with another. It’s the comfort of the arms around us when things go awry, and it’s the knowledge that someone else is there for us, always.
For us, it’s also the ultimate departure from the norm, by looking at sacrifice. What father wouldn’t stand in front of a car to save his son? What mother wouldn’t have the strength of an elephant to rescue her daughter, if needed?
That’s what God gave us in Jesus Christ. He is the example of love, in everything, through everything. He loved anyone he met here on Earth. He cherished the moments of intimacy with his disciples and God, and showed them how to live a life that was pleasing to the Father. But most of all, he laid himself down for us, before all other things, so that we could have that kind of intimate relationship with God.
This is how God showed us love. The book of John tells us:
This is how much God loved the world: He gave his Son, his one and only Son. And this is why: so that no one need be destroyed; by believing in him, anyone can have a whole and lasting life. God didn’t go to all the trouble of sending his Son merely to point an accusing finger, telling the world how bad it was. He came to help, to put the world right again. (John 3:15-16, The Message Translation)
Jesus is more than a story, and far much more than a man. He is God’s example of Love, agape, the highest and truest form of love, here on earth. He selflessly died to break the chains of sin; and it’s through His love that we will dance at the feet of the Father in Heaven.
Want to know more? Come join us and see how we show His love. We fellowship in it, and offer it to you.