God’s love was revealed among us in this way: God sent his only Son into the world so that we might live through him. 1 John 4:9 NRSV

Thought

If you could give but one gift, the greatest would be love. God sent Christ into the world so that we might fully know God’s love by seeing it in action. God’s gift of love was and is without reservation. God did not hold back, calculating the risk of rejection before giving this gift of love. Christ is proof of God’s love for you.

Prayer

God, I pray that I may fully receive the gift of your love and live in response to your grace in Christ. Amen.

Assurance

God’s love is revealed to me through Christ.

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