A love like Gods love.
For the past few months, everybody had been going through this pandemic together. But no one truly knows the struggle that each of us has faced in our personal lives. From being quarantined, to slowly but surely opening things back up, to the election soon to come, even to the country being torn apart by the color of ones skin. We are all facing a difficult trail in the world today. But how do we move on from all the madness? How do we hold each other up through this tough time?
Lets began with what we should not do. We should not tear each other down just because people make it seem right. Everybody has their own opinion, true, but just because we do not agree on the same things doesn't mean I should hate you, or you should hate me. We should not turn our backs on our neighbors just because others are doing the same. And we defiantly should not be disliking one another because of the color of their skin. We should not be following people who are not showing love in them toward other people. We should have a love for others like Gods love for us.
"A new commandment I give unto you, that ye love one another; as I have loved you, that ye also love one another." John 13:34
We should love one another. That simply means this. You have to love everybody! That's it!!! No if, ands, or buts about it. Everybody is to be loved. Especially in the day and time we live in. People need to come together, not tear each other apart. That is not what God told us to do. He told us to love one another. How are you going to not like a certain person because of where they come from? We are all made by God in his image. We have to take a stand together if we are going to get through this life in one piece. God made no mistakes when he made us all. He made us how he wanted us to be. He made us in different forms, different colors, and different shapes and sizes. I am not going to like a person just because they do not look like me. If everybody looked like me, this world would be a very boring place. That is not what God has for us.
"Beloved, if God so loved us, we ought also to love one another." 1 John 4:11
As a people of God, we have to come together to help and show love for one another. God has loved us through all our ups and our downs. He has been there for us and he has loved us even when we could not love ourselves. The future of Gods people depends on it. Its plane and clear. We need to teach our children to love everybody the way God loves us. If we loved everybody the way God loves us, this world would be a better place.