Advent Day 10: Love is a Spotlight

December 6

No one has ever seen God; but if we love one another, God lives in us and his love is made complete in us.
1 John 4:12 (NIV)

Following a God we can’t see may be hard at times; there’s no shame in that. His work in our lives is undeniable. His love for us is immeasurable. His forgiveness is unceasing. Yet, we can’t see him. We know, without a doubt, that he is our Savior, but we occasionally think, “This might be easier if he was in human form.”

He was, once. Jesus toddled to his first human steps, then walked out his purpose among society, proclaiming his Father’s message and asking people to follow him. People could look at Jesus, they could reach out and touch him, they could dine with him and serve alongside of him, but still, many didn’t believe.

What does that mean for us, now that Jesus no longer walks the earth? It means that we should show God to others by loving them. We can be the instruments that Jesus uses to play love into the world. When we set out to love others the way Jesus did, we reveal him to those around us. We may not be able to see the Lord, but he lives in us and his love is made complete in us.

Loving others points a spotlight right at Jesus.

For Today: Yesterday you considered who in your life you could show more love. Today, think of one or two ways to show that love.


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