“In this the love of God was manifest towards us, that God has sent His only begotten Son into the world, that we might live through Him.” (1 John 4:9)
Creation shows us God’s omnipotent power and wisdom, but creation could not fully show God’s, Agape Love. When God saw us here in our death sentence because of sin, He decided to give us “The Greatest Agape Love Gift” ever given, Jesus Christ! “I have been crucified with Christ; it is no longer I who live, but Christ lives in me; and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave Himself for me.” (Galatians 2:20) Many of us are in the habit of going to church, attending meetings, or listening to Bible studies, but we have to ask ourselves how much “Agape Love” do we express? This type of love comes from the “Knowledge Of God.” It cannot be attained by the flesh, but only by the Spirit. We need to be reminded of that from time to time or we start to think we can somehow obtain this “Knowledge” on our own, rather than understanding that it is because of what God has done that we might live through Him, and show that “Agape Love” to others.
Pastor Gerry Brown