About 25 years ago, my English teacher used Whitney Houston’s song, “The Greatest Love of All” for her listening comprehension lesson. Towards the end of the lesson, she asked a very defining question to her students - “Do you agree with the singer that the greatest love of all is loving yourself?”. Many of my classmates agreed with the singer. Deep within me, I was praying for courage to disagree with my classmates. After a while I took the courage and responded saying that I disagree with the singer. For me, the greatest love of all is God’s love.
I accepted the Lord two years before this question was raised. I saw the love of God reaching out to me and transforming me. 1 John 4:10 says “This is love: not that we loved God, but that he loved us and sent his Son as an atoning sacrifice for our sins.”
Sometimes we need reminding that God loves us. We focus on the difficulties of life and wonder, Where is the love? But if we pause and consider all that God has done for us, we remember how much we are loved by God, who is love (1 John 4:8-10). The greatest love of all demands the greatest sacrifice of all and on the cross Jesus died for all our iniquities.