Friday, December 19, 2014

Love in action

~Friday for Friends~

"Dear children, let us not love with words or speech but with actions and in truth." 1 John 3:18 (NIV)

Words are beautiful, yes. One’s whisper of his or her love, the beauty of that song, that affection in his/her voice… Yes, it is beautiful. But it is not all. Words are not enough; attraction is not enough; emotions are not enough.

We should ACT. We should DO. 

Saying “I love you” is easy; doing “I love you” is hard. It requires time, hard work, and sometimes seemingly endless waiting for others to appreciate it. Sometimes they never do. But it is worth it anyway.

What better example of love in action than the love of Christ? The love of the Son Himself who came to Earth in a human form to do the Father’s will and save the otherwise helpless sinners?

"This is how we know what love is: Jesus Christ laid down his life for us. And we ought to lay down our lives for our brothers and sisters." 1 John 3:16 (NIV)

Actions… They don’t have to be big. But they have to be there.

May God bless us and help us love others “in action and in truth.”!

How about you? How can you show somebody your love today?

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