The Gift of Self
This is the message you heard from the beginning:
We should love one another.
1 JOHN 3:11 (NIV)
Real love is an action – a selfless, sacrificial giving. The greatest act of love anyone can perform is to give himself or herself for others.
Sometimes it’s easier to say, “I’d die for you” than it is to say “I’ll live for you. Let me think of your interests before my own.” I think we would all agree that living sacrificially is a real death to self. It’s a killing of your selfishness, your own desires.
To die for others, to live for others, is a gift of love that can only come from God. Why only from Him? Because it takes superhuman strength to live – I mean really live – for others.
JONI EARECKSON TADA
let us not love with words or tongue
but with actions and in truth.
1 JOHN 3:18 (NIV)
On the journey with you,
Jan & Dave Dravecky