My very being is restless tonight, my mind is rapidly trying to form some sense of order to the thoughts that are invading all corners of my soul. Have you ever wondered, seriously wondered why we have such a vast variety of everything. There always seems to be one thing or the other thing, right or left, front or back, first or last, right or wrong…I think you get my idea. Then to take that information further, why do we choose one over the other, often times its more than two things to choose from, but the bottom line is we all choose. One could argue, it’s been this way since the beginning of time, more narrowly in Christianity it is thought it started with Adam and Eve, they chose, not wisely but that’s not the issue in this conversation only the choice part. God created mankind to glorify God and created each individual person with a purpose. My belief is that in creating us as individuals, using our specific purposes we can support one another in building strong Christian communities that glorify God. I’m fearful that in our individualism we forget our creator and we begin to splinter off and decide to create our own purposes for our own glory forgetting God and that without God, nothingness is all that would exist. When we take God out of creation and boast about ourselves and what we can do, things can look pretty successful from our own point of view but soon our egos outgrow the space we occupy and sooner or later it all blows up and we are seen for the frauds that we truly are. As humans, we have all contributed to the messes we have in the world. God never intended for nations and countries to be constantly at war, never agreeing upon anything, always accusing…how quickly we forget why we are even here and alive, to glorify God and to live into the purpose of why we were created.
Romans 8:28 “And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose.”
My restlessness comes from disenchantment with believers with boundaries for loving. Love has no boundaries, it is a gift from God Most High, who are we to decide who can be loved and who cannot? Am I more lovable as a Republican or as a Democrat, man or woman, black or white, blue-collar worker or white-collar worker, American or Chinese, short or tall, rich or poor…the list goes on and on, the point I am trying to make is God never used anything to distinguish who is loved…ALL are loved, no one better or worse than another, we are all born sinful and the way to be changed is through the belief and faith in the Lord Jesus Christ and that only through His life, death and resurrection we are made anew. Amen!
Jesus says in Matthew 5:43-48 “You have heard that it was said, ‘You shall love your neighbor and hate your enemy.’ But I say to you, Love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you, so that you may be sons of your Father who is in heaven. For he makes his sun rise on the evil and on the good, and sends rain on the just and on the unjust. For if you love those who love you, what reward do you have? Do not even the tax collectors do the same? And if you greet only your brothers, what more are you doing than others? Do not even the Gentiles do the same? .
What The World Needs Now Is Love, Sweet Love. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AAo73QtDzdQ