It’s Simple, Really

Why do we make it so complicated?

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We were created to be loved . . .

This is real love—not that we loved God, but that he loved us and sent his Son as a sacrifice to take away our sins.

1 John 4:10 NLT

. . . and to love.

Live a life filled with love, following the example of Christ. He loved us and offered himself as a sacrifice for us, a pleasing aroma to God.

Ephesians 5:2

As we increasingly understand the love God has for us in spite of our failures and mistakes, it becomes easier to share that same unconditional love with the world around us.

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This Christmas, take time to remember why Jesus left heaven and came to earth.

For this is how God loved the world: He gave his one and only Son, so that everyone who believes in him will not perish but have eternal life.

John 3:16

He was motivated by his great love for us. Do you believe it? If so, go share this simple message with someone!

This post was a response to Kate’s Five Minute Friday prompt, “Simple.” Want to see how others responded? Join in here!

2 thoughts on “It’s Simple, Really”

  1. Created to be loved, you say,
    and that sounds quite cuddly,
    but I fear it’s not my way,
    ’cause I was made for rugby,
    the jarring slam of meat on bone,
    the grunting in the maul;
    no need for me to atone,
    for on the pitch, I have it all!
    Cameraderie and pain,
    blood and sweat (but never tears!);
    next week we’ll do it all again,
    and if we live to later years
    we’ll put well aside fatigue
    and play on in the senior league.

    Yes, I am quite mad. Barb says so.

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