God Loves You

If I truly love someone, I want to make that person happy. I will give that person good things and do nice things for them.
Our Bible Reading today tells us that God is love (verse 16b). These verses also teach us that God loved us before we loved Him. God loved us before we were even born. He loved us when we were full of ugly sin. And God continues to love us — even when we chose to disobey Him.
God doesn’t just love people who are beautiful or rich. He loves people who are poor or uneducated. God loves all of us so much that He was willing to send His precious Son, Jesus, to die for our sins. That is how God shared His love with the whole world.
One way that we can thank God for His love is to love other people. Verse 11 says, “That is how much God loved us, dear friends! So we also must love each other.”
We will never be able to understand God’s love. But we can accept His love by asking Jesus to be our Savior. I hope that you will love and obey Him today.