There is no greater love than to lay down one’s life for one’s friends. (John 15:13 NLT)
9 This is how God showed his love to us: He sent his only Son into the world to give us life through him. 10 True love is God’s love for us, not our love for God. He sent his Son as the way to take away our sins. (1 John 4:9-10 ERV)
15 Then Jesus made a public spectacle of all the powers and principalities of darkness, stripping away from them every weapon and all their spiritual authority and power to accuse us. And by the power of the cross, Jesus led them around as prisoners in a procession of triumph. He was not their prisoner; they were his! (Col.2:15 TPT)
6 Though he was God,
he did not think of equality with God
as something to cling to.
7 Instead, he gave up his divine privileges;
he took the humble position of a slave
and was born as a human being.
When he appeared in human form,
8 he humbled himself in obedience to God
and died a criminal’s death on a cross.
9 Therefore, God elevated him to the place of highest honor
and gave him the name above all other names,
10 that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow,
in heaven and on earth and under the earth,
11 and every tongue declare that Jesus Christ is Lord,
to the glory of God the Father. (Phil.2:6-11 NLT)
The other name for love is God.
Amen! God is love. Love is a Person. 🙂
After that last post, and so much brawling with the Atheists, I can see why you wrote this one. Jesus does give good hugs.
Thanks for sharing the experience.
LOL! I wrote it to remind everyone the happy reality of the situation, regardless of our opinions about what we think is true.
But, yes, He does give good hugs, too. 🙂
What fun, Mel! Today our Pastor spoke of, “when Love calls your name.” It was wonderful, about how Mary is at the tomb and thinking she has encountered the gardener…..until Jesus calls her name.
No other words needed… 🙂