by Tina Laughridge
Love – the greatest fruit of the Spirit. We say it so frequently but do we mean what we are saying? In John 15:12, Jesus told His disciples…
“This is my commandment, that you love one another as I have loved you”.JESUS
But how do we love? It’s easy to say these three little words but sometimes it’s hard to show it when we’ve been wronged by someone or if we know the person is considered by society to be a bad person.
I have to confess that I have shunned one particular young man that I know simply because of his life choices. I wanted nothing to do with this young man knowing all along that I was not being the Christ-like person God called me to be. This young man was treated like a leper by his friends, family and worst of all me.
Then God spoke to my heart.
I realized this man needs help – not the help I can give but the help that God can give through me.
This is where I can show him God’s kind of love – Agape love. Will you join me in praying that this young man will be receptive of God’s love–and that it will shine through me. And will you think of people just like him in your life too. And ask God to show His love through you to them?
Thank you for this reminder that ALL are deserving of God’s love and He can use each of us to show that love if we are willing.