Casual Love

January 24, 2011

“But God demonstrates His own love toward us, in that while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.” – Romans 5:8


How often we use the word. We love warm weather. We love our husband or wife. We love our college football team. We love the latest fashion trend. We love chocolate. We speak the word in our most tender moments and then use it to describe our feelings about a flavor of ice cream.

Do you know that you are loved? Really loved?

The God who created all of life loves you even if you don’t love Him in return. He doesn’t wait for you to demonstrate your love for Him. He loves you first. He clearly demonstrated His love through Jesus Christ, especially when Christ gave His life for us.

Over the next few days, try to notice how many times the word “love” is used in casual conversation. Each time you hear it, think about the love of God – real love. Think of how much He loves you and begin to experience His love. When you begin to know His love, you’ll be amazed at the joy in your life.