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We love because he first loved us.  1 John 4:19 Comment The other day I saw a picture that made me think about God as our source of love in a new way.  It was one of those towers made up of glasses stacked on top of one another and champagne was being poured into the top one, overflowing from...

“Dear friends, let us love one another, for love comes from God. Everyone who loves has been born of God and knows God. Whoever does not love does not know God, because God is love. This is how God showed his love among us: He sent his one and only Son into the world that we might live through him....

Love is patient, love is kind.… It is not proud .… It is not self-seeking …. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres. Love never fails. From 1 Corinthians 13  (NIV) Comment These well known verses describe God’s love for us. I know that love is a verb; it involves action as well as feelings. I know that...

‘This is how we’ve come to understand and experience love; Christ gave up his life for us.  That’s why we ought to live sacrificially for each other and not just be out for ourselves.  If we see each other needing something and have the means of doing something about it, but turn a cold shoulder and do nothing, what happens...

Joy

He has taken me to the banqueting hall and his banner over me is love.  Song of Songs 2:4 Comment This is my youngest daughter and her husband!Look at the expression on their faces! Joy and anticipation! We celebrate love in the wedding service and at the reception. If there was a banner over the top table it would be...

Scripture: I lie awake thinking of you, meditating on you through the night. Psalm 63:6 (NLT) Comment: Do you ever lie awake at night? Sometimes we can both find ourselves tossing and turning. Sometimes, it’s just me that is trying desperately to get to sleep and yet my mind is struggling to settle. I try lying in different positions. Again...

When Jesus came down from the mountainside, large crowds followed him. A man with leprosy came and knelt before him and said, “Lord, if you are willing, you can make me clean.” Jesus reached out his hand and touched the man. “I am willing,” he said. “Be clean!” Immediately he was cleansed of his leprosy.  Matthew 8:1-3 Comment If we’re...

Jesus knew that the Father had put all things under his power, and that he had come from God and was returning to God; so he got up from the meal, took off his outer clothing, and wrapped a towel around his waist. After that, he poured water into a basin and began to wash his disciples’ feet, drying them...

Do not neglect to do good and to share what you have, for such sacrifices are pleasing to God. Hebrews 13:16 Comment Continuing our theme of the Five Love Languages, this week we’re looking at Gifts. Sometimes this can seem a bit of negative gift as perhaps it makes the person look materialistic but actually it’s SO much more than...

Be gentle with one another, sensitive. Forgive one another as quickly and thoroughly as God in Christ forgave you. Ephesians 4:31-32 (MSG) Comment Most of us fall in love – it’s like falling into a swimming bath’s deep end. One is often in danger of drowning in love at first. Then it’s the norm for most people to find sensitivity...