Desperate for Love

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Here’s our weekly devotional.  God bless you and looking forward to seeing you soon.

This past Sunday we celebrated the second week of Advent and reflected upon the theme of Love.  God’s love was demonstrated to the world through the gift of Jesus Christ.  God loves us because He is Good, not because we are.  Let us take time this week to thank the Lord for His dear love for us and to consider the power of His perfect love in our lives.

 Deep within every individual is a need to be truly and sincerely loved. Our hearts long for the satisfaction of true love.  We tend to search for love in a variety of places, trying to satisfy the longing in our hearts through temporary pleasures which only bring temporary satisfaction. 

Only God’s love can satisfy our hunger.  He alone loves completely.  He is gracious, compassionate and full of mercy.  He knows us better than anyone can know us, and loves us with reckless abandon.  We can’t say that about a person or a thing or a pleasure.  This week let us focus on the One True Love, the Lover of our Souls.  And let us consider the love He demonstrated to us through sending His son Jesus to die on the cross on our behalf. 

I want to encourage you to spend some time this week contemplating Ephesians 3:16 – 21:

16”I pray that out of his glorious riches he may strengthen you with power through his Spirit in your inner being, 17so that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith. And I pray that you, being rooted and established in love, 18may have power, together with all the saints, to grasp how wide and long and high and deep is the love of Christ, 19and to know this love that surpasses knowledge—that you may be filled to the measure of all the fullness of God.

 20Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us, 21to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, for ever and ever! Amen.”

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