Today’s text: Ezra 1-2, 1 John 4
In today’s passage John mentions love 27 times. John repeats the command of Jesus that we “Love one another.” He also makes the pronouncement that, “God is love” what a pronouncement that is. God has lavished his love on us because God is love, and because that love is so generously poured out upon us we have and are required to give that love to others. Even though there will be times when we feel unappreciated or taken for granted we still can pass along the very thing that defines us as one of his. Where God dwells love abounds. When we share or lavish on others that which has been given to us we become a reflection of our source. Simply by receiving his love we become so filled, so saturated, that is spills out to others. John encourages us to not just let it spill but to open up and let it flow onto others.