1 John 4:7-8
God Is Love 7 Beloved, let us love one another, because love is from God; everyone who loves is born of God and knows God. 8 Whoever does not love does not know God, for God is love.
This verse — and all the many references in the Bible to the simple fact that God is Love — lifts me from the world’s onslaught of confusion, doubt, anger, controversy and despair. When I am overwhelmed and feeling disconnected from God, I see the perfect synonym and symmetry here. Love is God. God is Love. When I reconnect with the Love in my life, I reconnect with God. Through the act of loving my child or my husband, through reaching down and stroking my pet’s fur, through standing in awe at one of our Coastside’s magnificent sunsets — I can reconnect with God.