Live to Love

Luke 21:1-4
Jesus saw some wealthy people putting their offerings into the treasury and he noticed a poor widow putting in two small coins. He said, “I tell you truly, this poor widow put in more than all the rest; for those others have all made offerings from their surplus wealth, but she, from her poverty, has offered her whole livelihood.”

The widow did not give to God her surplus…she gave to God her all. Jesus gave all to show us what true, unconditional love is. God loves us no matter what we do. Jesus loved even when persecuted and sent to the cross. “Father, forgive them, they know not what they do” (Luke 23:34). He is our example of how to love and how to give our very selves in service. Do we love others even when it’s not convenient or easy? It takes grace to be able to do it. Even though we fail…it’s good to know that God continues to love us regardless. Take a few moments to contemplate such a love for us. How will you respond?

Suggested song of the day– “Pour Me Out” on the Give Praise and Thanks album.
Hear free clips of Bill’s songs by clicking on Bill Tonnis’ Music on iTunes to the right.
CDs available by clicking “home” and then the “store” tab.
Remember…you are loved!

About billtonnis

Child of God, Pastoral Minister, Chaplain, Music Minister, Jail Minister, singer-songwriter, author, activist, former radio news anchor, imperfect follower of Jesus inspired by God's unconditional love, proud uncle... what else is there?
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