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Love is expressed in a myriad of ways each day through acts of kindness or a gentle word.

But sometimes, Love is expressed through incredible sacrifice.

When we review of the life of Jesus, His teachings were all about reaching out to one another in love and treating each other with the same generosity of spirit that we would want to be treated with.

Sometimes I get so caught up in looking for answers to my problems or looking for an encouraging word in the pages of the Bible, that I forget to marvel at the most important message of all. That God loves us so much, that He willingly sent His Son to teach us how to live, how to love, and then His Son died for our sins, so that we could join Him in heaven forever and ever.

God is the giver of our dreams. Let’s not forget to praise and thank Him for all that He has given us. Especially the most precious gift of all.

Today, let’s acknowledge the Love that Jesus made manifest in His sacrifice on our behalf.

One of the teachers of the law came and heard them debating.

Noticing that Jesus had given them a good answer, he asked him,

“Of all the commandments, which is the most important?”

“The most important one,” answered Jesus, “is this:

‘Hear, O Israel: The Lord our God, the Lord is one.

Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength.’

The second is this: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’

There is no commandment greater than these.”

~Matthew 12:28-32

This essay was originally published in God Loves Your Dream, a book of inspirational essays. Get your copy on Amazon.com.

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