By Lisa Wilmore
Anyone who hates a brother or sister is a murderer, and you know that no murderer has eternal life residing in him (I John 3:15).
My Christian Friends,
Recently, God has given us time for rest, prayer, meditation, etc. Particularly, it has become a joy of mine to listen to men and women of God share the Word of God through online and telecommunication devices. Persons who desire to continue to hear what God’s Spirit says to the church appreciate the technology that God has afforded us at this time. I especially enjoy the documentaries of Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John’s Gospel. Watching these documentaries gives me an opportunity, as I read these books in the Bible, to see how the directors and writers unfold the actual events during Jesus’ earthly ministry, according to the Gospel writers.
As I watch these documentaries, I am in awe and amazed at how Jesus treats the people who mishandled Him during His trial and His crucifixion. It truly reveals that His love for the world is so much greater than our love for each other.
Jesus’ heart is pure and undefiled; nevertheless, “He looks beyond our faults and sees our needs.” If Jesus can love all “race” of people regardless of what they have done to Him or said about Him, what about you and me?
Jesus loves the unreachable, the sinners, the ones who hate him, etc. Actually, Jesus’ love for human goes beyond our finite minds and intellect. So, since He left His Spirit, the Holy Spirt, which dwells in us, why is it hard for us to love as He loves?
Considering this, we are in a crucial time but people do not want to hear what the Bible says. In fact, they do not want to hear from true Christians who share with them the Word of God and how God says handle situations that have “upset” our communities.
Unbelievably, some Christians do not want to hear what the Word of God says during these trying times. Well, here are a few scriptures to remind us:
Love for Enemies: “You have heard that it was said, ‘Love your neighbor and hate your enemy.’ But I tell you, love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you, that you may be children of your Father in heaven…If you love those who love you, what reward will you get?… And if you greet only your own people, what are you doing more than others? (Matthew 5:45-46 NIV). Having the heart of Christ means loving all race of people.