Yes, I meant exactly what I just wrote. Today is boxing day and I don’t know if we all know why the boxing day exists. It’s supposed to be a day for giving presents out. A day of love sharing, especially to the less privileged.
It’s always very easy to say “I love you!” To others but do we in the real sense of the word? For God so loved the world that He GAVE His only begotten son, that whosoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life. God Gave because He Loved. It’s of note that God’s giving was borne out of love. His love was unconditional.
That’s the way our love too should be expressed as children of God. The product of love’s pregnancy is giving. Sharing is embedded in the womb of love. Sharing is inside love. You can give without loving the person. However, when you love, you will give. You can’t love without giving. Love does not seek to take from, it seeks to give. It doesn’t give reluctantly or with compulsion. It gives cheerfully and willingly. Love and giving are inseparable twins. Love being the older one, because it comes first. It reaches/calls out to giving.
It’s also emphasized that we give God cheerfully. He loves a cheerful giver. A cheerful giver is one who loves God. I wonder how much you have spent on gifts this season. Were they borne out of love?
~ OMOSEBI Mary Omolola