Watch what God does, and then you do it, like children who learn proper behavior from their parents. Ephesians 5:1 (The Message)
This week I began to question myself on, what love meant to me prior to this quarantine and what does it mean to me now. After some hard thinking it came down to two answers. Number one is that those that I love, I really love. How do I know this? The sense of need to see them during these social distance times. I have become accustomed to their presences. What does that have to do with love ? It helped me put into perspective that I truly enjoy having the people that I have in my life. It has helped me see that I will surely dread the day where I could no longer see them. It has help me care, love, enjoy, invest, and cherish them more deeper.
Now the second thing that popped up was, how distance I am from those I did see daily before all of this chaos. It’s horrible to admit because as a Christian you are called to be near and not far. Especially with those you saw daily. But and this is a big but …… if you can relate with me, I have some encouraging words to share. There is still time and you can fix what has been hindering you to reach out more. I know it might take some time and work. But that two things we have in this season, time and time to work with what God has called us to do!
We are born to follow in Jesus footsteps. Each one of us that are still alive and called to lean on God and his understanding. To seek wisdom from Him when we are lacking in this area. Jesus was neat to anyone who reached to him. He didn’t care what relationship they had prior. He was servicing everyone equally and that includes in relationships. I like to believe that Jesus was able to be his true self because he knew that he was called to serve while he was physically walking earth. There are many stories in the Bible where it wasn’t so easy for him to keep servicing but the only thing that came out of his mouth and into his mind was the will of his father.
What’s the point of loving those when they are easy to love ? Does that help us mature spiritually? Is there a bigger treasure to love those who seem impossible to love ? Are they impossible to love because they provoke us to grow in an area that we don’t want to face? Are they impossible to love because they remind you of all your past mistakes? Have you ever thought that maybe the demand to love your neighbor is written in the Bible because it’s very much possible to do ? If it helps, the next time you find it hard to love someone, remember that at one time in your life, you were difficult to love back ! If God could love us in every moment than we should love in every moment.
Love covers a multitude of sins!