"Married-ish - Love God"Stuart JonesThere are a million songs written about love. Popular magazines write about love--how to find it and how to keep it. Greeting card companies would go out of business if not for cards expressing love from one person to another. Movies and television shows have themes about love. The kind of love we see in popular culture pales in comparison to the kind of love that Jesus commands us to have for each other. God calls us to love everybody, even the unlovable, even our enemies. John 13:34-35 says, “A new command I give you: Love one another. As I have loved you, so you must love one another. By this everyone will know that you are my disciples, if you love one another.” We show our love for God by loving each other. It is a command (not a suggestion) from God that appears many times throughout the Bible. Jesus set the perfect example of love by dying on the cross to save us from our sins. This is sacrificial love, the same type of love we are to strive for. “God’s unfailing love for us is an objective fact affirmed over and over in the Scriptures. It is true whether we believe it or not. Our doubts do not destroy God’s love, nor does our faith create it. It originates in the very nature of God, who is love, and it flows to us through our union with His beloved Son" (Jerry Bridges). Are you striving to love others as Jesus loves us? It is a command from God and a daily struggle. Pray daily to love others so the love of Jesus will shine through you.