Last night before retiring for the night, I came across some very heartwarming Internet posts of various people mentioning a sick family member, a dear loved one who had died, and themselves personally dealing with an illness. Some of them asked that they be kept in the prayers of the ones reading their posts. After writing my own well wishes to some and uttering prayers for them, I took a moment to read some of the words of encouragement others had shared–and I was truly touched. So many people were responding to the cries for help of their fellowman. When I woke up this morning, I was still thinking about it–and that is why I was prompted to write this post.
Why is it that whenever we know or sense that another human being is in need of personal attention due to some situation or crisis in their lives, we are immediately moved to take action and try to come to their aid? Why do we have the capacity to show love in this way? The short answer to both questions is: We are made in God’s image, and God is love. (Genesis 1:26; 1 John 4:8)
Actually, before we are even born, while still inside our mother’s womb, we are being taught to love by our parents. Some parents talk, sing, and read to their baby while it is still growing inside the mother. And when the child is finally born, it then learns from the parents’ example (and the example of others) and eventually begins to express love and affection.
No matter how young or old we are, we all have the capacity and ability to show love in some shape, form or fashion–and all because it started with our Heavenly Creator. And just as He loves us, He wants us to love one another. (John 13:34)
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