“His Proof Of Real & Genuine Love”
By Zach Wood
1 John 4:9-10
“This is how God showed his love among us: He sent his one and only Son into the world that we might live through him. This is love: not that we loved God, but that he loved us and sent his Son as an atoning sacrifice for our sins.”
In a world where there are so many scams, con artists, gimmicks and “catches”, we want to see something that is genuine and real. It seems everywhere we go, there’s someone or some program promising us a sweet deal on something, but then to find out it’s not real or genuine. It’s just a way for someone or a group of people to get our money. We get burned and we get hurt from those things and it makes us very cautious about believing people who try to convince us that they are being genuine.
We live in a world where people want proof that something is real and genuine. Why would we not want proof? We don’t have time for people or groups to waste our time trying to get us to buy into something that is just going to waste our time or rob us of something that is special to us. We can’t stand that. No one enjoys that. If we see something advertised or someone tries to explain how wonderful of a deal we can get, we want proof it’s real and genuine. We’re hesitant to buy into whatever it might be until we know for sure it’s a “real deal”.
It’s often very hard sometimes to really tell whether we’re getting something real and genuine or getting ripped off of our time and money. When I consider all the things that this world tries to pass by us and the “catch” so many tie to what they offer, I am so thankful that God gave us a gift and proved He did love us. Unlike the world and what it tries to offer us, we have the greatest and most real and genuine offer ever presented.
God truly presented His love for us through His Son, Jesus Christ. That is a real offer of true life. It’s not a gimmick. It’s not a “catch”. There’s no hidden agenda behind it. It’s not about what we have done or could do. It’s all about what He did for us and how very much He loved us. God sent us a gift that we might choose to accept and then live fully for Him. Jesus Christ is the most precious gift anyone could ever have. He offers hope. He offers real life. He offers unconditional love.
You want real proof that He loves you? Just look at what He did on the Cross.