A Life of Love

Post date: Apr 12, 2011 9:07:10 PM

Weekly blessing from Ephesians 5:1,

"May you be imitators of God, as dearly loved children. May you live a life of love, just as Christ loved us and gave himself up for us as a fragrant offering and sacrifice to God."

Love is the epitome of the Christian faith. Sacrificial love is the very nature of God. We are to be imitators of God and Christ has shown us the way. The verb "imitate" could also be translated as "emulate" or "follow after" or even "mimic." We are to "mimic" God in his love.

The love of Christ is the reason we are to love others. It is also the power by which we love others. Christ gave himself up for us as a sacrifice to God. Through this act of love the power of sin and death was defeated. As imitators of God we have been given the power to love.

Love often. Love generously.

Pastor Jeff Gravens