Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Message from Joe Frost Director of Technology & Operations

1John-3:16-18 By this we know love, that HE laid down His life for us, and we ought to lay down our lives for the brothers. But if anyone has the world's goods and sees his brother in need, yet closes his heart against him, how does God's love abide in him? Little children, let us not love in word or talk, but in deed and in truth.

Jesus loves us so much that He willingly chose to come into the world, live His life as we do from infancy to adulthood, and lay it down as a sacrifice for all our sins so that we can have not only a Savior for eternity, but a role model for life, for love.

We have a role model. Our God's only Son chose to lay down everything to become a man like us, to live like us, outside the kingdom of Heaven. He chose to live on earth without using the power He had at His command to simply change the world and all of mankind into mindless robots that would worship Him automatically, robotically rather than by choice. He laid it all down for us.

We're not being told to die here, though we should all be very thankful for the veterans of war that have done so for our freedom, but we are being told to live life sacrificially for others, considering others as more important than ourselves, doing to and for others how we would want others to treat us and it won't be easy...death to self will never be easy.

So, as we live on a day to day basis, like Jesus, we will definitely have opportunities to let God's love show through us simply by helping others in need. Put a box of cereal and a bottle of water in your car for the next time you see that guy on the street corner. Maybe it's a pair of sandals that can fit more than one size foot. Maybe it's a jacket, toy, reading glasses, hot chocolate, socks, or just time spent listening to someone that doesn't have many friends.

We do have the love of God abiding in us. The world so desperately needs to see & know His love. We need to practice what we preach and love others with actions not just words.

It won't always be easy, but we always have His Love in us...for others.

1 comment:

  1. Joe - Great thoughts. I really like the idea to be prepped and ready to reach out in love when confronted with the opportunity. Good reminder.


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