It is a simple fact that water is wet.
My husband and I were talking about God and his creation and his fingerprints that are all over
everything that He has made, including life-giving water.
Ecclesiastes 11:5, “As you do not know the path of the wind, or how the body is formed in a mother’s womb, so you cannot understand the work of God, the Maker of all things.” (NIV)
God has left his fingerprints all over this incredible world we call home!
The evidence of him as master designer is everywhere!
So Caprice, back to your opening statement, what does this have to do with water?
Well, I have a challenge for you, are you ready? I want you to go and get a nice, cool, tall, fresh, pure glass of water.
Okay, now I want you to take the wet, out of that glass of water.
Well, how is it going?....Not too good?....Try one more time.
The point here is; that I cannot take the wet out of water.
If I could, I would be left without anything, water has the attributes and characteristics of being wet.
The same is true of God....God is the creator and master designer of all things.
People try to take God out of things, but it doesn’t work.
You see there is one common thread that people sometimes forget.
Just like we know that water has certain qualities and principles, so does God.
And one of the most important attributes of
1 John 4:8, “Whoever does not love does not know God, because God is love.” (GNT)
1 John 4:16, “And so we know and rely on the love God has for us.
God is love.
Whoever lives in love lives in God, and God in them.” (NIV)
Jesus spoke the following verses to his disciples in the upper room at Passover, the eve of his arrest. These are his parting words of instruction to his beloved followers:
John 13:34-35 “A new command I give you:
Love one another. As I have loved you, so you must love one another.
By this everyone will know that you are my disciples, if you love one another.” (NIV)
So as those who believe and know God through the gift of his son Jesus,
we understand that love must be part of who we become as we grow as believers and disciples.
We must become love for others who do not know what God’s love is.
It is humble, and serves those who need serving.
Love gives unconditionally, without expecting anything given in return.
We show our love by looking into the interests of others above ourselves.
Unselfish, kind, patient; God’s love is perfect!
It is the reflection of the image of God.
People will know that we truly believe that Jesus was the Son of God, if we love others like Jesus loves us.
So just like you cannot take the wet out of water; as followers of Jesus...
the attribute of love should be ever present in all that we do.
Can anyone see anything but love in you as a believer?
Are you a believer that follows the teachings of Jesus?
Then you should be the example of God’s love.
No one or...no thing should be able to separate or remove God’s love you’re your heart.
God’s love should spill over from your heart and actions into the lives of others.
Love should become the attribute and characteristic that marks you as a believer.