Celebrating True Love!
Dear friends, let us love one another, for love comes from God. Everyone who loves has been born of God and knows God. Whoever does not love does not know God, because God is love. “ (1 John 4:7-8).
Happy Valentine’s Day everyone! Today we are officially publishing our first post. We are very excited with our new website! Don’t you just love it? It’s an amazing tool to connect, celebrate and be witnesses of the fulfilling of our mission!
What a perfect occasion to start a brand new blog than talking about love. Yesterday I went out for a walk and I started looking at the store’s decorations. I felt a little bit overwhelmed; we haven’t finished celebrating one holiday when the next one is already on the shelves too. So today, let’s slowdown and celebrate Love…God’s kind of love!
Teaching our children about this amazing reality is part of the VWCS circle of blessing. We believe we can change the way our students relate with God and others. Society and TV programming expose our children to a fake reality of Love; a carnal love characterized by a naked, little, fat boy who goes around shooting people with arrows to cause them to “fall” in love or to “fall” out of love. At VWCS, we persevere in the knowledge of God’s love that is the same yesterday, today, and forever.
Our teachers strive daily to nurture the children in the classrooms. If a kid feels lonely, sad, discouraged, or unhappy, we try to replace every one of these negative emotions with the positive impartation of God’s love for them.
One of the most beautiful realities about “True Perfect Love” is it “casts out fear.” When we struggle to believe that God’s promises to us will come to pass, that’s unbelief. The root of that unbelief is a lack of love. Galatians 5:6 says “faith works by love.” That means love is the driving force behind our faith. God’s love for us is unconditional! God doesn’t love us because of some virtue we possess. God loves us because “God is love” (1 John 4:8), not because we are lovely. WOW!
We pray that we can grow in the revelation of “True Love”. In Ephesians, chapter 3, Paul prayed that the Ephesians would get a greater revelation of God’s love for them.
God’s love isn’t just one-dimensional. There is height, depth, length, width and breadth to it. As we experience God’s love, which is superior to mere knowledge of God’s love, then we will be filled with all the fullness of God. What a statement!
A deep revelation of God’s love for us is the most important identity message we can receive and teach to our children. First Corinthians 13:13 says, ” And now these three remain: faith, hope and love. But the greatest of these is love. ”
Today, take a time to celebrate “True Love” and you will be celebrating God Himself!
Photography by Eli and Jenily Silva