THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 12
“And everyone who loves the Father loves his children, too.”
1 John 5:1b (NLT2)
LOVE GOD’S CHILDREN
LOVE DESCRIBED BY CHILDREN
“When my grandmother got arthritis, she couldn’t bend over and paint her toenails anymore. So my grandfather does it for her all the time, even when his hands got arthritis too. That’s love.”—Rebecca, age 8
“When someone loves you, the way they say your name is different. You just know that your name is safe in their mouth.”—Billy, age 4
“Love is when you go out to eat and give somebody most of your French Fries without making them give you any of theirs.”—Chrissie, age 6
“Love is when my mommy makes coffee for my daddy and she takes a sip before giving it to him, to make sure the taste is OK.”—Danny, age 7
“You really shouldn’t say ‘I love you’ unless you mean it. But if you mean it, you should say it a lot. People forget.”—Jessica, age 8
God’s game plan for winning isn’t very complicated. His plan is basically to love Him and to love others. Again, as we mentioned on Monday in Digging Deeper, “This is a football.” If you get these two things right, you get everything else right. If you get these two things wrong, you get everything else wrong.
In Matthew 18:2-4, “the disciples came to Jesus, saying, ‘Who is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven?’ And calling to Him a child, He put him in the midst of them and said, “Truly, I say to you, unless you turn and become like children, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven. Whoever humbles himself like this child is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven.” What can you learn from childlike faith today?