The Twenty-second Day of Advent
Dear friends, let us love one another, for love comes from God. Everyone who loves has been born of God and knows God. Whoever does not love does not know God, because God is love. This is how God showed his love among us: He sent his one and only Son into the world that we might live through him. This is love: not that we loved God, but that he loved us and sent his Son as an atoning sacrifice for our sins. 1 John 4:7-12
1 John 4:7-12
As I reflect on things that I have loved in my life, it almost seems that I have no memory before June 30, 2009. That is the day that I became a mother which brought a new kind of love into my world. Holding my newborn child was unlike anything I had experienced up to that moment. While my life changed drastically with the addition of this new little person in our house, it also changed spiritually. I finally could begin to understand the love that comes from the Heavenly Father. I began to “get” that His love is unconditional as this is the same sort of love formed for my own child. I understand on a deeper level what it meant for God to give his only Son and the sacrifice made for us. Isn’t it amazing that He provides these experiences on earth to help us understand His love and commitment to us and the joy He feels as our Father? God is love.