God’s love was revealed among us in this way: God sent his only 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 atoning sacri ce for our sins… We love because he rst loved us.
1 John 4.9-10, 19
It is so powerful that even when we didn’t know God and didn’t really care about God, He loved us. He doesn’t love us because we do things right or dislike us because we do things wrong. e revolution of His love for us is that it can’t be earned. He just loves us. It is a pure gift .
In the same way God loves us before we knew it, He works for all whether they know it or not. God is working in everyone’s life. Some people see it, some people don’t. God’s love acts for all – but what God wants more than anything is for us to recognise it and welcome it. e calling of Christians
is to be those who point out how God is already at work in their lives; it is a calling to be channels, not creators of God’s love.
Loving God, thank You that before we loved You, You loved us rst. We recognise Your love for us today and choose to love You too. ank You for my friends. Please open my friends’ eyes to Your love and action for them.
It is easy to take people for granted. Are there ways today that you can demonstrate to those you are praying for how grateful you are for them being in your life?
During TKC we encourage people to pray for 5 people they know to come to faith in Jesus. Each day there will be a Reflection to help us do this. If you haven’t already, think of five friends who don’t know the love of God for them in Christ.