While flowers, chocolates, a romantic dinner out, some new scented lotion, jewelry, a day at a spa, or a gift certificate for a massage can all be tokens of love, the real measure of love is what someone is willing to give up or sacrifice in order to do what is ultimately best for you in mind, body, and/or spirit.
God humbled Himself by becoming a helpless little baby. Jesus came into our world and gave all He had in body, mind, and spirit out of love for us. We have the freedom to refuse love or get confused that love is synonymous with a gift bought from a store. The Truth is that we were created by God out of love. We are made to give and receive love.
Questions to Consider:
How is God trying to reach you with His love? Will you accept it or return to sender?
What are three ways you can demonstrate genuine love for God?
My Prayer: Lord, open our hearts and minds to the love You wish to shower upon us, have instilled in us, and want to see us pass along to everyone we meet. Give courage, comfort, and consolation to those who are mourning the loss of loved ones, who are feeling unloved or unlovable, who in any way doubt Your unconditional love for them.