Loving others can be hard, especially when they are doing things that upset us. Siblings, friends, parents, anyone and everyone can seem out to get us or throw our plans off at times. But take heart! God has loved us, and always given us His love freely. His love is enough to carry us through our saddest, scariest, loneliest and most difficult times. And because He loves us through those times, and the ones that aren’t so rough too, we have the power to choose to follow him. We can love others too!
We can love our friends when they take our toys, or our siblings when they make us mad, or our parents when they are too tired to play the way we want them to. God’s love is so great because it never leaves us, and He loved us before we were even here on Earth! We can love because He loves, because we want to love like Him.
“We love because He first loved us.” 1 John 4:19
What are some ways that you can show love to those around you today? How do you know that God’s love is with you?