• Deacon Larry Souter, Sr.

What We Need Is Love


Saint John 3:16: For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in Him should not perish, but have everlasting life.


Vocabulary

Love –Agape (Greek) God’s Spiritual affection, unselfish giving, sacrificial, great, and willing love towards Mankind. Lufu (Old English) The feeling experienced when one is strongly attached, care for or about, or deeply devoted to another.

The month of February is quickly approaching. In the United States of America February 14th is set aside (Valentine’s Day) as a day to celebrate and emphasize Love and affection towards loved ones. But February is also a month whereby we celebrate President’s Day, Black History Month, and the Women’s Evangelistic Convention. And what is February? It is not like April, May, or June. It is the shortest, the coldest, and the most dreary month of the year. Where is the Love?


Our God’s Love is not like any other love that we as humans can ever understand. His love is never selfish but it always centers on others like His Son Jesus the Christ (John 3:35); and on His adopted children through His Son the Christian Believers (2 Thessalonians 2:16); and Humankind in general (Titus 3:4). His focus (Love) is always on others to their benefit. God is our creator and He loves His created beings. (Genesis 1:26-28). That is why He created us in His image and likeness. His love for us all means that He knows that Slavery is not right, and that Black Lives Do Matter, that we can get more done together than we can get done apart. In fact, love means coming together. Let us use God’s Example.


God’s Love towards us has been described as being Great (Ephesians 2:4) or so much that it cannot really be measured or even realized. It is said to be Everlasting (Jer. 31:3). From this present moment until the end of time, Our God will never stop loving us. And, thirdly, God’s Love is shown to be Sacrificial (Romans 5:8). Yes, while we were yet Sinners and were still fighting against God, Christ died for all of our sins. Now That Was Love!



God wants all of us to be a part of the solution and not be a part of the problem. What the World Needs Now Is Love! Amen.




Conclusion

Our Lord and Savior Jesus the Christ left us two commands – Love God, and Love others. (Matthew 22:37-38). God had already Loved us. To put our Love in action by our faith, we should give our lives in Service to Him. For His Gospel; For His Plans; For His Purpose; For His Will; and For Unity in Love Together to His Glory! Praise The





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