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Abilene, TX
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Love Is The Ultimate Gift

Love is the Ultimate Gift

The world demonstrates a very distorted view of love. It defines love only as a feeling. For many, it is the emotional euphoria they feel immediately after something or someone pleases them. Too many people spend their entire lives desperately searching for that perfect feeling. In reality, what genuine love offers is a very different type of experience. The apostle Paul beautifully describes the attributes of love: “But now faith, hope, love, abide these three; but the greatest of these is love” (1 Corinthians 13:13). Love is the ultimate gift offered from our heavenly Father. Jesus modeled love for us. He came to save, to love, and to redeem us. He is working in each of us by the power of the Holy Spirit to transform us into His likeness.

We are to be known as people who love others. “By this all men will know that you are My disciples, if you have love for one another” (John 13:35). Love is what abundant life is all about. To spend your life without discovering how to love God and others is to miss the whole point of living. I want to encourage you to allow God’s agape love to flow through you to others. Remember, agape love is sacrificial love. It asks, “What is best for the other person? How can I build him or her up and encourage their growth in Christ?” This is a daily choice you make. People need to experience authentic love. Once they do, they will never be satisfied with the counterfeit that the world offers. Amen.

Grace and peace to you,

For Mercy Street Ministries, I’m Stan Baldwin.

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