Read John 3: 16-21
God so loved the world that he gave his one
and only Son, that whoever believes in him
shall not perish but have eternal life.
When I was young, I could have won a medal for making
fantastic “flower pies.” I would spend countless hours gathering wide varieties of rocks from my grandma’s driveway and
placing them neatly in the old pie tins that she supplied. I
especially loved smoothing the top of the “pie” and decorating it with the most beautiful flowers I could find. I vividly
remember picking the prettiest, most colorful blossoms
in Grandma’s yard. She never once complained that I was
wasting her most beautiful flowers on my creative projects.
She willingly sacrificed her best to make me happy.
The love my grandma shared with me reminds me of
God’s selfless love. God gave up the very best for us also —
God’s son, Jesus Christ, so
that we could have eternal
life. God demonstrated
how to be self-denying
and gave us a pattern
of selfless love. When
we put another’s needs,
comfort, or happiness before our own, we are reflecting the
true love God shows each of us.
Prayer: Dear Lord, help us to show selfless love to others as
you have done for us. In Jesus’ name we pray. Amen.
Alisha Ritchie (North Carolina)
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— John 3: 16 (NIV)
Thought for the Day
God gave the very best for me.
How can I give my best