“For now we see through a glass, darkly; but then face to face: now I know in part; but then shall I know even as also I am known.”
I Corinthians 13:12 KJV
Carrie Elizabeth Ellis Breck wrote one of my favorite hymns “Face to Face with Christ, My Savior”. These words should make every Christian search their heart. “Face to face with Christ, my Savior, Face to face—what will it be, When with rapture I behold Him, Jesus Christ Who died for me?”
Will we be able to look Him in the eye or will we have to hang our head in shame because of the things we did and the things we said? Jesus has done everything for us, including dying for us on the cross. He doesn’t ask much from us but He has not only asked, He has commanded us to love as He loves.
“A new commandment I give unto you, That ye love one another; as I have loved you, that ye also love one another” (John 13:34). Can we honestly say that we always love one another as He loves us? I can’t say that I always love as He loves us. How we must hurt Him when we don’t love as He has commanded.
Heavenly Father, please forgive me for hurting Your beloved Son because I don’t always love unconditionally as He loves us. I pray You will help us to love as He has commanded us to love. Please comfort and encourage all those who are hurting. Thank You for loving me. In Jesus’ Name, I pray. Amen.
Joanne LoweOctober 10, 2017