A Prayer for Love
By Emma Danzey
1 John 4:7-8 says, “Beloved, let us love one another, for love is from God, and whoever loves has been born of God and knows God.”
God has called us to love Him and to love others. In 1 John 4:7-8, He so kindly reminds us that we are to love each other because love is from Him, and when we love, we show that we have been saved by Jesus and know Him. This is way easier said than done when God does not answer our prayers how we would like, when people in our communities are challenging and negative, or when we just wake up on the wrong side of the bed. However, the Lord has invited us to love others. We have the opportunity of a lifetime to live lives out of the love of Jesus by His Holy Spirit.
This song from 1991“They Will Know We Are Christians By Our Love,” written by Peter Scholtes, expresses how the world looking on will know that we are believers in Jesus by the way that we love. In a world full of divisions, hate, and chaos, we have the…