40 Days of Lent Journal: Day 9
John 3:16 16 For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.
Author David Pawson explains “agape” love in his book, like this:
“[Agape] is the love of action. In other words, ‘eros’ is centered in the heart, ‘phileo’ in the mind, but ‘agape’ is centered in the will. The nearest English word I can get to ‘agape’ is care. To care for someone means giving them two things: your attention and your action. It is to do something loving on their behalf. Essentially, it is a response to someone’s need. It is neither a response to their attractiveness nor a response to things which may interest them. To act in agape love is to respond to someone else’s need, pay attention to that need, and then do something about it.”
Let us make great strides today to exercise Agape love by caring and acting. Care for someone today and act on their behalf.
Father, in Jesus name, thank you for loving us so much, caring that we not perish but live forever. Thank you for the opportunity to show others your love by caring for them. Today, with your strength we will make a difference in someone else’s life. Amen!
Publisher's Note: The above are excerpts from the "No Greater Love: A Journey Through Lent" Journal as compiled by Dr. Michelle Gooding of Herring Grove FWB Church, Dr. Andre Cannon of Evangel Christian Community Church, and Eldress Wandra Williams of Hull Road FWB Church.