GOD’S WORD FOR NOVEMBER 9
Our Lord God will not ever forget us, even if a mother forgets her own child. His love is incomprehensible!!!
Researchers selected 40 hospitalized infants. These infants were not in intensive care, on oxygen or intravenous feedings, but they were too tiny to leave the hospital. Researchers randomly selected half the group for attention. These infants were touched for three 15-minute periods a day. The first five minutes were spent stroking the infants’ bodies. The next five minutes were spent lightly moving the infants’ arms and legs. This was followed by five more minutes of stroking.
Even though the infants often didn’t seem to notice the attention, it made a difference. After only 10 days of this attention, the stroked infants had gained 47 percent more weight than the infants who were ignored. This is especially amazing considering that the infants who gained less weight had been fed the same number of calories. The stroked infants were also more active, so they should have actually metabolized more of the calories and lost weight rather than increasing in weight.
Can we literally live on love? Well, we do need food and other things, but we also need love – especially from our Creator and Savior.
We love, because He first loved us.
The Lord your God is in your midst, A victorious warrior. He will rejoice over you with joy, He will be quiet in His love, He will rejoice over you with shouts of joy.
and from Jesus Christ, the faithful witness, the firstborn of the dead, and the ruler of the kings of the earth. To Him who loves us and released us from our sins by His blood—
For if you love those who love you, what reward do you have? Even the tax collectors, do they not do the same?
“The one who loves father or mother more than Me is not worthy of Me; and the one who loves son or daughter more than Me is not worthy of Me.
And He said to him, “‘You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your mind.’
Looking at him, Jesus showed love to him and said to him, “One thing you lack: go and sell all you possess and give to the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven; and come, follow Me.”