He Gave

For this is how God loved the world: He gave…John 3:16 (NLT)

Think about that for a minute. When we recite this verse we breeze through it because we know it so well. I know I get to the part that says for whoever believes in him, noting that everyone gets to come. But what if we stopped here, on the word gave.

How did God love the world? He gave. Apparently, love is given away. We always say that love is a verb. Well, could the verb be ‘to give?’ If we are to love like God loved, should we be giving away ourselves? That after all is what God did. He gave away Himself so we could know love.

We often make love about how we feel. It’s not really about that is it? According to God. It’s about what you give.

How will you/did you give love today?

Did you recognize that you shared love by what you gave or how you felt?

Do we always feel great when we love?

What could you give that would show someone love?

Is giving love about you or someone else? What was God’s example?

Have a very giving day.

–Elaine (

Written by Diane Levy


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