14 February 2009

Happy Valentines Day


"Dear friends, let us continually love one another, because love comes from God. Everyone who loves has been born from God and knows God. The person who does not love does not know God, because God is love. This is how God's love was revealed among us: God sent his unique Son into the world so that we might live through him. This is love: not that we have loved God, but that he loved us and sent his Son to be the atoning sacrifice for our sins. Dear friends, if this is the way God loved us, we must also love one another. No one has ever seen God. If we love one another, God lives in us, and his love is perfected in us. This is how we know that we abide in him and he in us: he has given us his Spirit. We have seen for ourselves and can testify that the Father has sent his Son to be the Savior of the world. God abides in the one who acknowledges that Jesus is the Son of God, and he abides in God. We have come to know and believe in the love that God has for us. God is love, and the person who abides in love abides in God, and God abides in him. This is how love has been perfected among us: we will have confidence on the day of judgment because, while we are in this world, we are just like him. There is no fear where love exists. Rather, perfect love banishes fear, for fear involves punishment, and the person who lives in fear has not been perfected in love. We love because he first loved us."
1 John 4:7-19

3 comments:

Peggy said...

How very TRUE!!! Our first LOVE!

Happy Valentine's Day Karin!

Perfect scripture to fill us overflowing with the unfailing LOVE! Let us Live that Love before others so they may want His Love!

Many blessings & I pray you enJOY your day & weekend ABIDING!

Wife of Rob said...

I love those verses! Thank you for posting them. I hope that you are having a wonderful Valentines Day!

sailorcross said...

I LOVE these verses!! These verses of scripture are perfect for this day that has somehow been set aside for love!!

I pray that I learn to love others as Jesus does, see them as He does and not as I do--

I spent a good portion of yesterday morning biting my tongue to NOT say some things--why??

Out of love for my son.

Hope your Valentine's Day (celebrate this in Canada?) was wonderful, but I know your love will shine on through every day!

Beth

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