GOD IS LOVE: So We Are Loving
So we have come to know and to believe the love that God has for us. God is love, and whoever abides in love abides in God, and God abides in Him.
1 JOHN 4:16
We are disciples. When we talk about the Gospel, we’re talking about the “good news” of Jesus Christ, who came to redeem and restore all things and extend God’s healing reign as far as the curse is found. The “good” is that it’s the news of God’s grace. It tells us that we can stop trying to save ourselves, that we don’t have to find our way to God, because God came to us.
Here’s the thing about news: it has to be shared. The way we share this good news is by our love and good deeds (Hebrews 10:24): We love our neighbors. We love our enemies. We love our community. And we love God. Because He first loved us.