How wonderful can love be? It is the most common emotional icon known to believers and non-believers, yet the most misunderstood. However, it is the single thing that has caused both God and men to act in certain amazing ways towards humanity.
For God loved the world so much that he gave His only begotten son, that whoever believes in Him shall not perish but have everlasting life. This is the deepest love God has for man, and out of His love for us, He was inspired to allow His only son to suffer and die on earth just to redeem us from the jaws of death.
His love for Israel was deeper than His anger, that, irrespective of how many times He allowed His wrath on the children of Israel, due to their disobedience and sins, He still stretched out his hand and delivered them, for His mercies and grace, are so abundant for all humanity to reconcile to Him through His son Jesus Christ.
When I look at non-believers, I get amazed at how they ironically use the concept of love, which stems out of God, to carry out goodwill deeds to their loved ones. God is love, and out of love, we experience God. Without the love of God in our lives, it is impossible to live together as brothers and sisters.
Being the first fruit of the Holy Spirit, God knew that His people will better perform their tasks on earth and be able to glorify Him better. For this reason, He chose to make love the greatest commandment, first to Himself then to one another. It is out of His love for us, that we are able to protect one another, seek to make each other happy, in our own small ways. Some buy gifts; others donate their time and resources to support one another, and out of love, we seek to make peace even with those who we disagree with.
Let us spread the love of God to one another, irrespective of our differences, for through love, we will draw many to Christ. The fruits of the Spirit are; love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control, all of which stem out of love, and the world will be a better place for generations to come.