Loved this devotional by Kristin Armstrong, had to share:
The Source of All Love
"We love because he first loved us." I John 4:19
We don't love because we are generous of heart.
We don't love because we are obligated by relational chains.
We don't love because we are afraid not to comply.
We don't love because we are skilled at the game.
We don't love because we think this is all we deserve.
We don't love to stave off the void.
We don't love to feel validated.
We don't even love because we are healthy and whole.
No. We love for one reason only. Because HE first loved us. Because we have been deeply and truly loved, we may love truly and deeply.