(John 13:34-35; 1 John 4:7-8)
The Situation: Kids wonder, “Does anyone really love me?“ Children are aware that human love often comes with conditions and exceptions. They hear about people who are passionately “in love” who soon find themselves infatuated with someone else. They are often exposed to selfish, performance-based love that’s “here today, gone tomorrow.”
The Solution: God’s unconditional love is selfless; it remains constant regardless of circumstances. In the Bible, love is not a feeling or emotion; it is something we see in action. Love has arms and legs that serve. Love is the disciplined will and resolve to seek the welfare of others. Selfless
love motivated Jesus Christ to abandon heaven’s glory. Love kept Him on the cross, paying for the sins of His beloved.
What You Can Do: Dispense generous dosages of selfless, unconditional love to your kids. They need undiluted affection that consistently mirrors the qualities described in 1 Corinthians 13:4-7. Tell your children that God loves them—and you do, too. Validate the presence of God within you by finding creative ways to express love to them.
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