Love in Other Words – Romans 5:4-8

Valentines Day is the time of year that most people think of love: first for a family member, a friend, another relative, or just people in general. Think of the things we do to show our love. We take the time to send flowers or a card, but often that is as much as is done. And even for a child to really know what true love is, we have to say the words, “I love you”; yet we often mix those words with a toy or a special gift. But sometimes our actions and words seem superficial because it is hard for us to purely know what true love is. If you want to see a real example of how actions matched the word spoken, just take a look at Jesus. He told us in His Word that He loves us, then He stretched out His hands and showed us, by dying on the cross of Calvary. He promised us the Holy Spirit to guide us in our Christian walk (John 16:13). Salvation is offered to anyone who will receive His gift (Rom. 5:4-8). All this love, freely given in word and deed–what a perfect example for us. The next time you say “I love you,” remember how Christ matched His words with the cross.

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