“Just as the Father has loved me, I have loved you. Now remain in my love. 10 If you obey my commands, you will remain in my love. In the same way, I have obeyed my Father’s commands and remain in his love. 11 I have told you this so that you will have the same joy that I have. I also want your joy to be complete. 12 Here is my command. Love one another, just as I have loved you.”
John 15:9-12 NIRV
Love. Love is more than feelings…it is actions and behaviors. The passage above refers to “If you obey my commands.” Love is a choice. Love means sacrifice, humility, serving others and being unselfish. Love means being willing to admit…it’s not about you. God has blessed us with free will, we can choose to love…Jesus Christ sacrificed Himself to save us, we are redeemed from sin, and the Holy Spirit is present within us to guide us, our future is secure. Why? Because God is Love. How can you show Love to others this Christmas season?
“You did not choose me. Instead, I chose you. I appointed you so that you might go and bear fruit that will last. I also appointed you so that the Father will give you what you ask for. He will give you whatever you ask for in my name. 17 Here is my command. Love one another.”
John 15:16-17 NIRV
(This photo was taken in OCtober of 2014 at the Nakalele Blowhole on the island of Maui, Hawaii)