Love. It’s not a suggestion.
Not a hallmark idea. Not a warm fuzzy.
Jesus has given us a command. He says we MUST love one another.
How can we do this?
He tells us simply, “Follow Me.”
He tells us, “Just as I have loved you, you should love each other.”
And that’s the rub isn’t it? Don’t we know that His love for us is sacrificial? He gave His life, He set aside His own will to love us to death – His own death.
I’ll admit it. I’m selfish. I need a commandment from Jesus that tells me to love. When I recognize my own pride and fleshly desires, and then go a step further to confess them, I’ve carved out room within myself to receive God’s forgiveness, His grace and His mercy.
The result is that I am then willing to bend to His command to love because I then remember how He has loved me.
Embrace love. Embrace commands.
Embrace life…for Jesus is embracing you.
Eyes on Jesus and Shine!