1 John 4:7-21
Here’s the amazing thing – beyond amazing. John is saying that when you and I come together – Sundays, Wednesdays, throughout the week, in our homes perhaps – when we come together as God’s people to love each other like God loves, the invisible God becomes a tangible reality. Tangible means capable of being touched. It means actual, rather than invisible. It means definite, not vague, not elusive, not abstract, but concrete. When we show up to love one another with the Father’s love, we experience the Father’s love in a tangible way. Whether or not we love each other well, as God loves us, doesn’t have any bearing on whether or not God is love and exists as a perfectly loving being. He is, and He does. But whether or not we love each other well does have a huge impact on our experience of God and His love.