Love. A simple 4 letter word. But it is the answer to everything.
“If you love me, you will keep my commandments. And I will ask the Father, and he will give you another Advocate to be with you always, the Spirit of truth, which the world cannot accept, because it neither sees nor knows it. But you know it, because it remains with you, and will be in you. I will not leave you orphans; I will come to you. In a little while the world will no longer see me, but you will see me, because I live and you will live. On that day you will realize that I am in my Father and you are in me and I in you. Whoever has my commandments and observes them is the one who loves me. And whoever loves me will be loved by my Father, and I will love him and reveal myself to him.” Judas, not the Iscariot, said to him, “Master, [then] what happened that you will reveal yourself to us and not to the world?” Jesus answered and said to him, “Whoever loves me will keep my word, and my Father will love him, and we will come to him and make our dwelling with him.”
Love. My heart swells when I read this passage. My Father will give me an Advocate who will be with me always. Jesus will not leave me. He will come to me. I will live. I will be loved. Jesus will reveal himself to me. And God will make his dwelling with me.
What more could I ask?
All He asks from us is to love Him. And if we love Him, we will keep His commandments. Love God first. Keeping the commandments will naturally follow.
God loves us. He wants us to love Him. That is our purpose. To love. To love God and to love each other. Love.
I love you, Lord! I am working on loving others (some are easier than others). I need your help. Help me to know true love. Help me to show true love.