January 6, 2017
God gave us eternal life,
and this life is in his Son.
Whoever possesses the Son has life (1 John 5:5-13)
Today John writes about the cyclical and replenishing nature of God’s life-giving love.
We cannot see God’s love, but we know it is real because it comes to us “in the flesh” through the love of others. Others express the love of God to us. If we do not return that love by taking it out into the world, it will be fleeting in nature – it will leave us as quickly as it came. It will eventually die.
When we love one another, we re-cycle God’s love, giving it new life.
God wants you to be His sponge: You need to soak up all of the love others offer you on His behalf, allowing it to fill you up. However, you’re not done yet. Everyone knows you don’t put away a sponge in that condition. Make sure you wring it out for others to experience.
Isn’t it sad to think that some may not feel God’s loving presence in their lives because others have chosen to keep it all to themselves?
Allow others to “possess the Son.”