Show God’s Love

When I was very young, I was the only one in my family who attended Sunday School. But I was shy and no one made me feel welcome in my class.

When I was a sixth grader, I started going to another church. Mrs. Mabes, my new Sunday School teacher, was like a grandmother to me. She loved each girl in her class and made us feel special. When I was fifteen, I accepted Jesus as my Lord and Savior. Mrs. Mabes probably never realized what an impact she had on my Christian life.

Mrs. Mabes was a perfect example of what John talked about in our Bible verses today. John said that “our love should not be only words and talk. No, our love must be real. We must show our love by the things we do” (verse 18b). Mrs. Mabes loved me and showed me God’s love through her actions.

Think about your life today. Are you showing God’s love to everyone you meet?