Thursday, October 20, 2011

Love Gave ~ Love Gives

 For God so loved the world that He gave
His only begotten Son,
that whoever believes in Him
should not perish
but have everlasting life.
John 3:16

God is love. 
1 John 4:8

Love gave.  Love gives.  From Genesis to Revelation, I love how we are shown how God gave and gives.  He gives life.  He gives love.  Gracious, merciful, perfect giving.

And God said, “See, I have given you every herb that yields seed which is on the face of all the earth, and every tree whose fruit yields seed; to you it shall be for food".
Genesis 1:29

The Revelation of Jesus Christ, which God gave Him to show His servants...
Revelation 1:1

And it makes sense that He gives because everything belongs to Him.

Indeed heaven and the highest heavens belong to the LORD your God,  the earth with all that is in it.
Deuteronomy 10:14

Now they have known that all things which You have given Me are from You.
John 17:7

We can give our most precious gifts without spending a penny ~ gifts of prayer, grace, love, friendship, time.  Love gives.  May we love well and in such a way that honors Him. 

As we prepare for the Christmas season and celebrating Christ's birth, we are giving here too at His Table For TwoThe Simple and the Significant ~ Untangling Christmas!  Congratulations to the two winners from Monday's post:

Edna Atongrind
And a serendipitous special bonus winner ~ Cyndee!!!

Congratulations girls! If we have not connected yet, please email me at !

And if you are not a winner here, you can still order Karen and LeAnn's book at!

Share a scripture about how God's love gives!  We may just have another serendipitous winner!

God gave him rest all around.
2 Chronicles 20:30

For I am the LORD your God, The Holy One of Israel, your Savior; I gave...
Isaiah 43:3

But as many as received Him, to them He gave the right to become children of God, to those who believe in His name.
John 1:2

Husbands, love your wives, just as Christ also loved the church and gave Himself for her...
Ephesians 5:25

His divine power has given us everything we need for life and godliness through our knowledge of Him who called us by His own glory and goodness.
2 Peter 1:3


Cyndee said...

Thank you so much!!! I'm so excited!!! Really looking forward to reading this!!!.... "God demonstrates His own love for us in this: we were still sinners Christ died for us." Romans 5:8

Anonymous said...

John 17:23 Jesus prays "....May they be brought to complete unity to let the world know that you sent me and have loved them even as you have loved me."

So beautiful :)