No Matter What

We love each other because he loved us first. 1 John 4:19 (NLT)

Sometimes it is good to go back to our childhood to remember.  Recently, I was watching a Veggie Tales show with my grandson. Honestly, I'd watch it if I was alone. The old Silly Songs With Larry are awesome! And, there is always that one line that makes me pause.

During this particular show it was "I am loved no matter what so no matter what I will love." In our world we see people fighting, backbiting, being mean to each other and in general only caring about themselves.  What happened to us? Where did we lose ourselves? When did we forget to love and care for each other? When did we forget that we don't all have to agree on everything but we can still be kind and we can still love.

We should love each other because we are loved. No matter what. This is a gift given to us by Jesus and we should focus on it more. Remember the song from your childhood?

Jesus loves me this I know
For the Bible tells me so
Little ones to him belong
They are weak but he is strong
Yes, Jesus loves me
Yes, Jesus loves me
Yes, Jesus loves me
The Bible tells me so

Maybe we should add a verse:

Jesus loves you this I know
For the Bible tells me so
Everyone to him belongs
Alone we are weak, together we are strong.

We need to remember that we are loved and so is every other person on the planet. God loves all of us.  We should do the same.