God is love, right? It really doesn’t get more basic than that. It seems a common sentiment, however, that there just isn’t enough love in the world. So where’s the breakdown?
Think about it. How many person-to-person interactions do you have each day? Hundreds? Thousands? Each point of contact is an opportunity to be an expression of God’s love to the world. Since we’re His representatives, people we encounter should know God’s love by knowing us. So, why does the idea of a loving God remain a foreign concept to so many?
1 John 4:7-8 says, “Dear friends, let us continue to love one another, for love comes from God. Anyone who loves is a child of God and knows God. But anyone who does not love does not know God, for God is love.”
Is there a limit to God’s love? Is there a point at which it runs out? Is there a situation to which it can’t be applied, or have we simply failed to be effective instruments for administering His love to those around us? As followers of Jesus Christ, love should be our core competency. When God’s love saturates our lives we recognize the healing power of His grace and mercy. It compels us to become unreserved expressions of that love to others, EVERYONE!
Take a moment to think. Who do you have a hard time loving? Who, in your world, ranks the lowest? Be challenged to intentionally express God’s infectious love to them this week. There is enough love in this world. It’s contagious. You’re infected. Go spread it.