Yesterday the message at church was about justice, compassion, our call to help those who are oppressed, and our greatest call- to love God and to love others.
This year has been crazy and hard in a lot of ways. Racial tension, political divide, everything surrounding the pandemic. I have been guilty of questioning friendships, judging others because they think differently. Yesterday’s message was so powerful and convicting. Our love for people and unity with each other is not based on our political parties, who we’re voting for, how we feel about the virus, or what we think about police reform. We are called to care for and love people, and as Christians, before anything else, we are united by Christ.
I pray that the next time I start to feel or think negatively about others, this rings loudly in the front of my mind. I pray that I will run to the Lord’s word, be thoughtful in conversation, and be as patient, consistent and loving with others as the Lord is with me.
I pray this knowing how difficult this has
already been, and will likely continue to be. I can be very stubborn about my opinions and thoughts. But I am grateful that I can lean on the Lord, and I pray that He will continue to soften my heart and help me to love more like Him.
“Love bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things. Love never fails.” 1 Cor. 13:7-8