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We Love Because God Loves Us

by Rick Warren

We love because he first loved us. 1 John 4:19 (NIV)

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This Christmas season is a good time to remember that the reason God wants us to love is because he is love, and he created us to be like him – to love. The only reason we’re able to love is because God loves us: “Love comes from God … because God is love” (1 John 4:7-8 NIV).
We were created in God’s image to do two things on earth: Learn to love God and learn to love other people; life is all about love. Continue reading