40 Days of Lent Journal: Day 2
1 John 4:9 “By this the love of God was manifested in us, that God has sent His only begotten Son into the world so that we might live through Him.”
It is in the gospel of the New Testament, in the good news of Jesus that we see the full extent of God's love for us. He loves us completely and has invested greatly in us. In the death of Jesus upon the cross for our sins is the fullness of the love of God and its expression Read Romans 5:6-8 Romans 5:6-8 6For when we were yet without strength, in due time Christ died for the ungodly. 7For scarcely for a righteous man will one die: yet peradventure for a good man some would even dare to die. 8 But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.
Many are great givers, but few would sacrifice their children. God loves us tremendously.
St. John 3:16 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.
In view of all that God has given to us, how can we not respect Him, honor and worship Him, and love Him? And knowing that God loves us, we in turn should abide in Him and in His love. As we abide and benefit from His love, we should show Godly love to us. Seek an opportunity to love someone on purpose today.
Dear Father, Thank you for allowing your son to die in our stead. Thank you for showing us perfect love. Help us today to be ever mindful of your love and share your love with others. Allow your Son to shine through us so the world will know we are Christians by our Love. 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.