Conntecting the Dots

Love in Action

God showed how much he loved us by sending his only Son into the world

so that we might have eternal life through him.

1 John 4:9 (NLT)

We feel good when our spouse or kids or grandkids tell us that they love us. We feel even better when their actions convey their sentiments, right? They could verbally reassure us of their love a thousand times a day, but we’d doubt their sincerity if they never offered a helping hand or lent a listening ear.

God knows our need to see love in action. That’s why He did far more than merely express His love for us in words. He showed how much He loved us by sending Jesus into the world to live among mankind and die on our behalf. Demonstrating His love proved costly, but He knew that was the only way we’d believe His sincerity.

I think about the people I profess to love—my family, friends, and neighbors—and I’m asking God for creative ways to show them that I care. It’s easy to say, “I love you,” but love without action isn’t really love at all.

Action Step: Identify one practical way to demonstrate love to a neighbor today.

“Father, thank You for demonstrating Your love for me through Your actions. Help me do the same for those around me even when it’s costly. Amen.”

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