We love because He first loved us (1 John 4:19). God out of pure grace (undeserved love and mercy) towards us made it possible for us to have an eternal fellowship with Him by becoming human Himself in the person of Jesus Christ. Understanding this truth – that we are able to love because God first loved us – is vital to loving everyone around us (even the people who are less than lovable). Although we were created by love and for love, loving others sure can be challenging sometimes, right?
In order to really be able to love others, we need to grab hold of the truth that God loved us first. He loved us before we paid any attention to Him. He loved us while we were still sinners. He loved us when we were far from perfect. As we grasp this idea more and more, we can begin to understand that people don’t have to be perfect — or even close to it — before we love them.
We cannot truly love God while neglecting to love those who are created in His image. Loving someone who loves us is easy, but loving someone who ignores us, mistreats us and hurts us can be really difficult. Since we were created in God’s image, we have the ability to love like God loves. We can’t love like this in our own power; we need the Holy Spirit’s power working in us to help us love like God loves.
With this beautifully designed couple shirt, we can remind ourselves to love each other because He loved us first.
This t-shirt is everything you’ve dreamed of and more. It feels soft and lightweight, with the right amount of stretch. It’s comfortable and flattering for both men and women.
• 100% combed and ring-spun cotton (heather colors contain polyester)
• Fabric weight: 4.2 oz (142 g/m2)
• Pre-shrunk fabric
• Shoulder-to-shoulder taping