WE MUST PROVE IT
“A new commandment I give unto you, That ye love one another; as I have loved you, that ye also love one another. By this shall all men know that ye are my disciples if ye have love one to another.”
John 13:34,35 KJV
There have been a lot of shootings lately and it is heartbreaking and it also hurts Jesus. Why do people shoot one another? I believe it is because they don’t believe that they are loved. When a baby is born, the baby smiles and laughs and makes people smile. What happens when the baby gets older?
If the baby grows up in a house that is filled with anger, hatred, sarcasm, cursing and beatings, the baby is not going to feel the love of Jesus. A pastor said “A child has to be taught to hate. Children don’t grow up automatically hating people”. What are we teaching our children by our words and our actions?
It is not enough to just tell people that Jesus loves them. We must prove it to them by the way we treat them. Jesus has commanded us to love one another as He loves us. Are we doing it? Do they know we are Christians by our actions and our words?’’
Rev. Peter Raymond Scholtes wrote the beautiful hymn “They’ll Know We Are Christians by Our Love”. Do people know we are Christians by our love? We can tell people when we see them that we love them and Jesus loves them but that is not enough. Jesus didn’t just tell us He loves us, He also died for our sins.
May God help us to show the love of Jesus by our actions. Every person in the world needs to know Jesus loves them and we must prove it to them by our words and by our actions.
Joanne LoweSeptember 30, 2016