“Beloved, let us love one another; for love is of God, and he who loves is born of God and knows God.” 1 John 4:7 NRSV
God often speaks through children and they deliver His message simply and innocently. My daughter’s third grade class had a Mother’s Day program. The loving messages were recited: “I love my Mom because she’s a good cook and feeds me”; I love my Mother because she is pretty”; “I love my Mum because she takes care of me”. Then my daughter got up and said, “I love my Mummy because she loves me.” Isn’t that how it is with God? We love God because he first loved us; He is love.
Prayer: God thank you for first loving us and help us to love one another and to love our neighbors as ourselves. Amen