Tega Cay Baptist Family and Friends,
Memory verse for this week:
“When they saw the star, they rejoiced exceedingly with great joy. And going into the house they saw the child with Mary his mother, and they fell down and worshipped him. Then, opening their treasures, they offered him gifts, gold and frankincense and myrrh.” Matthew 2:10,11
True love is selfless care, protection, and provision for another person. This love spreads far beyond our loved ones. Even those who do not know God love those who love them. True love, however, extends even to our “enemies”. In this there is great profit for we are doing as Jesus did. He loved us when we were His enemies. He also taught us that we should exercise this love for the poor and destitute in part because they cannot pay us back. Acts of love that look for something in return is only love of self. Jesus taught us how to love. One may say, “I hate no one”. Yet Christ taught us that we suffer more from lack of love than we do hate.
Prayer points for today:
- Thank the Lord for His great love for you, your family, and your neighbors.
- Give Him praise for sending His Son into the world to redeem us.
In Christ Alone,