Jesus said to them, “I am the bread of life. Whoever comes to me will never be hungry, and whoever believes in me will never be thirsty." (John 6:35)
Therefore be imitators of God, as beloved children, and live in love, as Christ loved us and gave himself up for us, a fragrant offering and sacrifice to God. (Ephesians 5:1–2)
Paul encourages us to be imitators of God and to follow Jesus’ example and live a life of love. So powerful was Jesus’ love for us that he gave up his life that we might have life. In and in return he calls us to love one another in the same way.
So what does it mean for us to be imitators of his love?
- It means that we need to willing to give of our selves in the same selfless way that Jesus did.
- It means that we need to make sure in all that we do we are generously and unselfishly giving life to others.
- It means that just as Christ was, so we should also be, channels of God’s love to the people around us.
Till next time,