I give you a new command: Love one another. Just as I have loved you, you are also to love one another. By this everyone will know that you are my disciples, if you love one another.
John 13:34-35 (CSB)
Every month of 2020, we will feature the Love Over All theme verse on the first Sunday of the month. We love everything about Love Over All (read more about it here) and can’t wait to share these amazing verses and ways to live them out with you!
February’s theme is Love Loves.
You might be thinking, Isn’t that an obvious definition? But it’s not nearly as obvious as you might think. Throughout this short month, we’re hoping the theme Love Loves serves as a reminder (or maybe a revelation) that love is not a state of mind or a feeling. Love is more than that; it is an action. To love means to do something or show something, because having the intention to love isn’t enough. It requires us to embody it and live it out.
As we reflect on what that might mean for us, let’s remember the way Jesus lived, loved, and died for us. He had eyes to see those who were overlooked. He laid hands on those who were untouchable. He made time and elevated those whom society considered less-than.
This month, more than teddy bears, candy, Valentines cards, and jewelry, may we remember that as Jesus has loved us, we are commanded to love others. Let’s live out this commandment with joy, so everyone can see that we are His.
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