The concept of showing love is meant to be an affirmation of an intentional demonstration of love to others. One could simply title this…Loving. Without clarification, it is the same.
I remember a beautiful couple years ago who admitted that they never said to each other that they love each other. They continued to reveal that it wasn’t necessary since they just knew that they loved each other. To mention their love was to suggest that there was a weakness in their relationship. It just showed itself.
Carolyn and I are not like that. We enjoy hearing each other speak of our love. When we’re on the phone, we always finish the conversation with, “I love you.” We do with our kids too.
I’m thinking just now that, either way, we need to love each other in ways that are plainly obvious. Jesus calls us to love each other. How does that really show? In The Salvation Army, we hope that each act of care for others would be a demonstration that the recipient is loved by God and us. Hence the practical demonstration.
You and I simply cannot assume that our love is seen. Let’s be sure to show it as we can, letting our light shine as we are asked to do so by the Lord Himself.
Jesus answered, “The work of God is this: to believe in the one he has sent.” John 6:29 NIV