Monday, November 26, 2018

No Jesus, No Joy...

Without kindness
Or compassion
Or remorse
Or forgiveness
Or sacrifice
Of putting others first
Dear boy
There is no fulfillment
No contentment
No peace of mind
No true happiness
No Jesus
No joy

© Janet Martin

Beloved, let us love one another, because love comes from God. 
Everyone who loves has been born of God and knows God.
Whoever does not love does not know God, because God is love.

This is how God’s love was revealed among us: 
God sent His one and only Son into the world, so that we might live through Him.
And love consists in this: not that we loved God, but that He loved us 
and sent His Son as an atoning sacrifice for our sins.
Beloved, if God so loved us, we also ought to love one another.
No one has ever seen God; but if we love one another, 
God remains in us, and His love is perfected in us.
By this we know that we remain in Him, and He in us: He has given us of His Spirit.
And we have seen and testify that the Father has sent His Son to be the Savior of the world.
If anyone confesses that Jesus is the Son of God, God abides in him, and he in God

 And we have come to know and believe the love that God has for us. 
God is love; whoever abides in love abides in God, and God in him. 
1 John 4:7-16


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