26 Sep Ephesians 5:1-2; Romans 12:17-18
5 Therefore be imitators of God, as beloved children; 2 and walk in love, just as Christ also loved you and gave Himself up for us, an offering and a sacrifice to God as a fragrant aroma.
17 Never pay back evil for evil to anyone. Respect what is right in the sight of all men. 18 If possible, so far as it depends on you, be at peace with all men.
(A Christ-Like Love, Cont’d – By Sarah Watts)
I find it mind boggling that God would send His only Son to die for me. His love for me is contradictory to the world. Someone loves me as I am; even in my darkest hour of need. I find it amazingly wonderful when other people can show me a Christlike love. Loving someone when they are loveable is easy but when sin is right there; wow! I can’t earn His love. He just loves me as I am. I called this woman back with whom I had not dealt with nicely to apologize for my behavior. I said I was sorry and that she didn’t deserve my yelling. I even stated that I knew she would forgive me and I basked on her character. I accepted her love for me in my sin just like I need to do with Jesus. I chose to let Him love me as only He can. Perhaps next time when I’m angry and unloving, I will pursue God in pause and pray about why I feel the way I do. I will let my bitterness go so I don’t hold a grudge and let Satan win. I will remind myself of God’s compassion to me and remember to forgive.