Excerpt from I John 3.11-24
For this is the message you have heard from the beginning, that we should love one another.
It sure seems a weird way to define love in Easter terms like the cross, the
resurrection, and the ascension. Yet this is what God does showing us that nothing
separates us from God’s love and that we are saved through it.
I have no idea how Jesus arose; all that I know is that he did. I know that in Jesus,
God has brought into being a new creation for all! In this, it is proven that God is love
and love conquers all. I praise God because this all started with God and it moves out to
us, empowering us to love and to share it.
To share love means that we indiscriminately, extravagantly express it to others.
We share it in familiar ways such as love of a family member, the kindness of being a
friend, or an inspirational phrase in a book or song. We can also share God’s love when
we do things that are not as familiar, like choosing today to follow up with a person that’s
been on your mind recently or maybe buy someone’s lunch—just because.
God is calling you to do something specific this week, maybe today. So if you have
been waiting for a nudge to try something new or different, let this be what you need.
Have a great week. Love out loud. And have some fun with it.
Grace and peace,
Husband, father, minister, child of God, follower of Jesus Christ writing in the context of La Porte Community Church