Loving Beyond the Natural
Rev John MulQueen
May 10, 2010
“And though I bestow all my goods to feed the poor, and though I give my body to be burned, and have not charity, it profiteth me nothing" (I Corinthians 13:3).
As Christians, our strongest testimony is a reflection of God’s love in our lives. Above all else, we are called to love. In order for us to love in this manner, we must allow Jesus’ love to flow through us. Love can do no good if it is kept bottled up; it is meant to be shared and poured out on every area of our life. In the bottle, love grows stale and stagnant. Poured out, it becomes a living, thriving light that draws people to God.
There are many things in this life that will distract, frustrate, hurt, and irritate us. The only way to truly overcome them is to spend quiet time with our Savior, learning to understand His heart and being a vessel of His love. We may be mistreated, but as Jesus Christ said while hanging on the cross, “Father, forgive them for they know not what they do.” He was the greatest example of love – can we do any less?
In fact, He said if we do not forgive, which is an act of love, we cannot expect our Heavenly Father to forgive us. Remember that it is not just the lost biker that needs the love of Jesus Christ. God’s kind of love must start within our home, then within our chapters and then to those He has called to service.
Blessings Forever !