“LOVE is when a MAN wipes your tears, even after you left Him hanging on the Cross with your sins.” ~ Author Unknown
And he said to him, “You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind. This is the great and first commandment. And a second is like it: You shall love your neighbor as yourself. ~ Matthew 22:37-39, ESV
Love is patient and kind; love does not envy or boast; it is not arrogant or rude. It does not insist on its own way; it is not irritable or resentful; it does not rejoice at wrongdoing, but rejoices with the truth. Love bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things. ~ 1 Corinthians 13:4-7, ESV
We love because he first loved us. ~ 1 John 4:19, ESV
“A woman’s heart should be so hidden in God that a man has to seek Him just to find her.” ~ Max Lucado
I love Jesus because He first loved me. I love Jesus because He first taught me everything I would ever need to know about the God kind of Love. I love Jesus because He also taught me how to see with my heart the things my eyes can’t see. I love Jesus because His Love, Grace, and Atoning Sacrifice have liberated me. I love Jesus because He is preparing a place for me, and I love Jesus because He is coming back for me to take me to that place He has prepared. He truly is my Savior, my Lord, my King, my Healer, my Provider, my Rock, my Strong Tower, my Shelter from the storm(s), my Brother, my Friend; indeed, He’s my Everything.
Since Father God and Jesus Christ both Love everyone, no one who has been blessed by their pure deep Love should ever take their Love for granted. Moreover, every recipient of Father God and Jesus Christ’s love won’t have any excuses for not putting into practice the same kind of Love they have received from the Creator and His Son. Lastly, the bottom line is that everyone’s loving response to Jesus (and to mankind) only is possible because of the Lord’s amazing Love for each of us, which He showed us while we were yet sinners.
Why do you love Jesus? What is it about your love for Him that lets Him know your love is genuine? How have you demonstrated your love for the human race (everybody . . . regardless of known ancestry, or skin color, or professed religion, or national origin, or cultural distinctions, or political party, or education level, or financial status, and so forth)?