One thing we cannot live without is love. All of us need it, no matter how strong we may try to act. We were just made for it.
Many of us have different views of love. Depending on how we are growing up, we may see love as action or words or both. Our parents show us love when they take care of us and provide for us. Our friends show us love through support and friendship. No matter what love means to us, we can all agree that we feel it and receive it when someone sees us, understands us, supports us and no matter what, they accept us for who we are and have our backs.
True love is unconditional. What does that mean or look like? Take for example gaming systems. We may love video games and no matter what flaws our PS4 or X-BOX may have, we aren’t going to give it away or just get rid of it. We are going to keep playing games on it and hope that it gets better or we get better at playing on it.
That is the way God loves us. It is unconditional and no matter what we do, he continues to love us. Even if we have done bad, he is quick to forgive and continues to love us and hope we learn from what we did wrong and do better in the future.
Parents should display God’s love to their children. Most parents do:
All of those things display a form of our parents love for us. It displays the love of God for us.
If you have not experienced the love of God through your parents or loved ones because they were not nice to you or really cared about you the way they should have, know that God is still there to love you directly. You are not ever without his love that is available to give us peace and happiness and protection and understanding and acceptance for who we are.
Because God loves us, we have a responsibility to try to do right, to help others, to be the best we can be. That means to excel in school and at home and in every situation.
God’s love is available for you today! Just believe he loves you and then freely accept his gift of love!