As some of the world celebrates Valentine’s Day, the greatest love story ever told is that “God so loved the world that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believes in him shall not perish but have everlasting life”(John 3:16). Jesus came down from his heavenly throne manifested as the baby born in Bethlehem to offer grace and redemption for our sins.
The God that Christians worship and serve is the God of love. This is expressed in Romans 8:35-38. “Who shall separate us from the love of God? Shall tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or danger, or sword?…Neither death nor life, nor angels nor rulers, nor things present nor things to come, nor powers, nor height nor depth, nor anything in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus our Lord.” These are, indeed, words of comfort and encouragement for these very difficult times.
If you are poor and needy, and have no person to help you with your physical or emotional needs, God “delivers the needy when he calls, the poor and him who has no helper”(Psalm 72:12).
God’s love is steadfast. The word “steadfast” is mentioned over 100 times in the Psalms. It means that God will always give more grace and forgiveness for those who call upon him.
Our culture today is living in fear, and some religions serve a god of fear. People have no idea how much the God of Christianity loves them. God’s love can be exhibited to the world through the 30 attributes listed in Romans 12 and I Corinthians 13, too numerous to list here. (Read it for yourself). As Christians, let’s pass along the greatest love story ever told to those who need to hear it the most.