Exploring the Intersections of Faith and Life

Love – Daily Meditation

“For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son,[a] that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.”

John 3:16

 Greater love has no one than this, that he lay down his life for his friends.

John 15:13

Probably the most common word to describe God is love.  Love in our culture is most often associated with a feeling, but in the Bible, love is not so much a feeling, as an action.  God is described as love:  the one who loves us so much that God gave up God’s only son to death for us; the one who frees us from slavery; the one who puts up a shield around us when our enemies attack; the one who walks with us, and heals us, and teaches us, and casts out demons.  Jesus also described love, not as a feeling, but as an action, especially the depth of love that would move a person to give up his or her own life for the sake of a friend.  We can say the words all we want, but if the words are not backed up by actions, what power is really there in the word?

  • What was your closest moment to God today?
  • When today did you feel in the presence of love?
  • If you did not feel it, for we don’t always feel it, did you notice anyone acting with love toward you or another today?
  • How did you act in love today?

Comments on: "Love – Daily Meditation" (1)

  1. Of all the brainwave frequencies displayed by the human brain, perhaps the most fascinating is the Gamma wave, around 40 Hertz. When in a Gamma state, the brain seems capable of remarkable synergy, exhibiting a high level of holistic functioning that unites multiple senses, perceptions, and memories. In short, we become almost super-human. Interestingly, this state is commonly observed in experienced Tibetan monks engaging in a “loving-kindness” meditation. As we shall see, Gamma waves are not the only benefit of this practice.

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