Have you ever noticed that children love to “pour out love“? A child will run across the room to give a big hug to someone he/she loves. It’s often all or nothing for that child. He might hang on his mother’s leg around most people, but for the one special individual whom she loves, she will explode with exuberant lavished love.
God is the same way with us. He has poured His love on us. Ephesians 1:7-8 states, “In Him (Jesus) we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of sins, in accordance with the riches of God’s grace that He lavished on us.” Imagine the love God poured on us “While we were still sinners, Christ died for us” (Romans 5:8). God poured His love out by sending His Son to the earth to experience pain and suffering and to experience death on the cross so that we might be forgiven of our sins.
It’s easy to get caught up in life and take for granted the wonderful gift we have been given by God to have our sins washed away. Let us determine to live a life based on pouring upon others the love of Christ. Let’s continue to pour love on all the hurting people who surround us every day. Look around and you will find single moms struggling to keep up with everything life demands. You will find lonely children who are walking a road that will lead to destruction. You will find broken senior citizens who are suffering from years of living a life away from Christ. You will find couples who are struggling in their marriages, dad’s who are struggling with their self worth due to being laid off and the list can and does just go on and on.
Let’s make a commitment today to return the favor given to us by Christ. Let’s pour God’s love out on someone else today.