In this is love, not that we loved God but that he loved us and sent his Son to be
the atoning sacrifice for our sins. (1 John 4:10
This is also true with regard to Christ's example of love. Many Christians try to love without first nurturing their relationship with him. They are doomed to fail. We draw our ability to love from our connection to him. Without that connection our faith is simply an exercise in noble living. It has no real power to draw us out of ourselves and center us in others.
A family from the Northeast went on a vacation to Colorado. One night they ordered pizza. Their five-year-old kept asking when the pizza was going to get there. Finally, the five-year-old asked nervously, "Do you think they know we're in Colorado?"
Does Jesus know us or were we live? Absolutely! Does he live in your life?
Dear Jesus, my guide, may I always do my best to know you in my heart. Amen.
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