IT IS UP TO US

There is so much happening so quickly, on so many fronts, these days that we can’t keep up with them, understand them, or know how to act or respond. I hear people say things are changing and you don’t want to end up on the wrong side of history. Is that what should matter… what side of history we will find ourselves when they lay us to rest?

As I read my Bible and study the theology I have struggled through many years of practical living in the real world of hurting people this is not even something that is considered. I find the inner soul is seeking guidance from God to be true to the Gospel teaching of “Love God and our neighbor as ourselves…” Actually the simple truth is found in the children’s song from Bible school long ago: “Red and yellow, black and white, they are all precious in His sight. Jesus loves all the children of the world.”

It seems that most of us… many of us just have an agenda we want to forward rather than seeking what God is wanting us to do in this time of turmoil. When Jesus talks about loving neighbors and children, he means all God’s people… everyone is our brother… everyone is our sister… everyone is mom or pop, grandpa or grandma, aunts, cousins, nephews and nieces… we all belong to each other. The agenda we should be working to fulfill is God’s agenda of loving each other.

This is not the time for blame… not the time for pointing fingers… or seeking to get even. Now is the time to allow God to shine through our daily living. If we would do that, God could change the world. Instead of black and white or masks and no masks, get or give… we would seek to love one another more than we ever have before. That is what it will take to get through this. This is indeed the real test: Do we love as God loves… or do we desire what we selfishly want to see happen?

It is up to us.

Grace and Peace
Steve

One Response

  1. Thank you Steve, this was perfect for today. It also goes along with our SS lesson that we have on Zoom every Sunday. Polly Caudle

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