Everyone who loves is born of God and knows God. 1 John 4:7b NRSV

Thought

God uses grief to teach you more about God’s love. Consider how you see God’s love reflected through you. Although you are not responsible for how or whether your love is received, you alone determine the way in which you express and give it. When you love without expectation, you leave the results to God.

Prayer

God, you endow me with life and love. May I know you more in the grace of love. Amen.

Assurance

I am a reflection of God’s great love.

Originally published in Beyond the Broken Heart - Daily Devotions for Your Grief Journey,
Abingdon Press 2012