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We celebrate the presence of love in life. We also feel its absence. In a world where there is sin, loss, and pain, is there a word from the Lord with or without human love? First John 4 focuses not on being loved by another person, but on God’s love for us and our love for one another (vv.7-11). According to 1 Corinthians 13:7, this love "bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things." How is this possible? Because God’s love "has been poured out in our hearts by the Holy Spirit" (Rom. 5:5). Let’s not forget that God gave us His Son in perfect love. It's faithful, undying. The more we understand God’s love, the more love we’ll experience towards others.