God Is Love

God is love. This is how God showed his love among us: He sent his one and only Son into the world that we might live through him. This is love: not that we loved God, but that he loved us and sent his Son as an atoning sacrifice for our sins. Dear friends, since God so loved us, we also ought to love one another. 1 John 4:8-11 (NIV)

The bible shares an important point that is often overlooked.  Think about this simple fact.  God doesn’t show love…He IS love.  He is the very essence of love itself 24/7.  This fact helps us to understand the depth of God’s love for mankind.  He doesn’t use love, have love, show love, (as we envision love) etc., He IS love.  How does that change your perspective about God’s love?  What does God specifically want you to do based on the fact that He loves us?