Whoever does not love does not know God, for God is love. 1 John 4:8 NRSV

Thought

A world without love is unimaginable. Grief either affirms your certainty of God’s abiding love or leaves you embittered and broken, depending on how you react to the intrinsic spiritual power of this life-changing experience. It is impossible to be apathetic about love. Its opposite emotions are dark but equally strong. There is life-renewing strength in the power of love—God’s love for you.

Prayer

God, you show me the power of love for life beyond grief. I am grateful that your love exceeds all human thought and imagination. Amen.

Assurance

Because I love, I know God.

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