“Walk in the way of love, just as Christ loved us and gave himself up for us” (Ephesians 5:2).
We’re searching for love. Where will we find love? Who can show us what love is? Here, Paul answers our questions. He tells us that Jesus Christ, our Saviour, shows us what love is. We learn what love is when we look to Jesus. His love is “love divine, all loves excelling.” “There is no love like the love of Jesus.” His love is not only what we see when we read about his life. It’s, also, the love that we feel when we look at the way he died for us. This is where our love for Jesus, and our love for one another, comes from. It comes from his love for us. As we think of his love and thank him for his love, we will be changed. Our life will become “loving him who first loved me.” We will learn to love Jesus – and we will learn to love one another. Thinking of Jesus’ love and thanking him for his love – this lies at the very heart of our lifelong calling: “walk in the way of love.”