This morning I’m thinking of one word….love. As Christians, we all know we have Jesus living in us and His Spirit, Holy Spirit, guides us on our journey.
Sometimes our journey includes some hard stuff. Stuff which may cause us to dislike and not want to be around the people who have hurt us. Especially during this season of the year.
We accumulate what I call “heart wounds” and those wounds become areas where we need to fill with LOVE. God’s kind of love will take us a long way toward healing, and even relationship building.
This is a time of the year when family and friends gather to celebrate the birth of our Savior. The One who willingly left heaven to live among His created children as a human and a peer. The One who left many, many examples of what true love looks like.
And He gave us only two commandments found in Matthew 22 NET.
37 Jesus said to him, “‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your mind.’ 38 This is the first and greatest commandment. 39 The second is like it: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’ 40 All the law and the prophets depend on these two commandments.”
I found this quote by Eugenia Price that fits here this morning. “Those who are steadily learning how to love are enabled to do this because the very love of God, Himself, has been put into our hearts.”
My prayer is that God’s love will flow from me to those who need it most. And there are many who need to feel God’s love. Just watch the news. Every day people are hurting. Do you know someone who is hurting? This Christmas Season is not the time to add to their hurts or even to your hurts. Let God’s true love flow through you and into others.