Love is a word that is so often thrown around today. We say it so often and to so many people. This in itself is not wrong. We are called to love. To love God and to love God’s people.
The questions we need to ask ourselves is, do we fully understand love the way God intended? Do we love the way Jesus loves? Sadly I would have to say I don’t think we do. I don’t believe we completely comprehend how to love like Christ loves. Christ’s love is without prescription or agenda.
His love knows no boundaries and is not dependent on race, gender, age or culture. So why do we put these boundaries into place. Unfortunately a lot of these boundaries have become ours through inheritance and sometimes by choice, but we have the power to break the cycle. We have the power to choose to love. Completely, compassionately and deeply love God and God’s people. The evening service has recently followed the teaching called Manna and Mercy. One of the things we learnt is that we have been created by love, for love and in love so that WE can love. However, God still gives us the choice not to love.
God loves you so much. God also loves the person sitting to your left and right and on front of you and behind you. If God loves each of us so much why is it so hard to love each other the same way. Why do we allow trivial issues in our lives to prevent us from keeping our eyes on the cross?
Romans 13:10 says that “Love does no harm to a neighbor…” I would like to challenge you today. Receive God’s unlimited and unconditional love for you. Choose to love the way you are loved.
Come to understand the depth of God’s love for you and share it. Let your life and actions show Christ’s love to those around you.
Have a blessed week.
As my nephews would say, I love you lots like jelly tots.