I just wanted to share a thought I had with you all today. You are loved by God no matter who you are, no matter where you come from, or how you hurt. Let that change how you love other people. We love because He first loved us. Jesus was FOR the people of the entire world. Not just for our tiny corner of it. He loved those the world forgot. He loved the weak, the broken, the sick, the outcast. But He also loved His enemies…remember when He placed back on the ear of a man who came to arrest Him at the Garden of Gethsemane after one of His disciples had cut it off? He loved and He loved and He kept right on loving, and providing, and healing, opening up His arms right up until He spread His arms wide on that cross and even beyond that…He keeps on doing all of those things right now. His heart has not changed. His love for the people of the world has not changed. He will always love the weak, sick, hungry, poor, lost, wandering, abandoned, and humble. And He will continue to provide refuge for them. That’s what Heaven is after all, our refuge. Our new homeland. I’m just praying today that all of those who carry the cross of Christ in their lives also continue to carry His heart. The One who loves us deeper than the sea intends for us to love those who live across that sea, and also those who live across that party line. The Love of Jesus is meant for you, for me, and for them. Love like He loves, without abandon.
A Fellow Grace Wanderer