Do You See Them?

“Not only were you saved and called by His own purpose before time began. He hasn’t changed His mind a single moment since.” – Beth Moore

Jesus is loving.

Well, duh.

I mean, we know it… but, what if you were reminded He loves those:

That don’t look like you.
That don’t think like you.
That aren’t the same nationality as you.
That don’t speak like you.
That don’t live like you.
That don’t vote like you.
That aren’t the same denomination as you.
That don’t have a childhood of memories like you.
That aren’t in the same political party as you.
That don’t have the same education as you.
That aren’t the same color as you.
That aren’t in the same tax bracket as you.

Love must be without hypocrisy. Detest evil; cling to what is good. Show family affection to one another with brotherly love. Outdo one another in showing honor. (Romans 12:9-10)

Unfortunately, we can find ourselves like Simon in Luke 7. Feeling the need to shrink back in the presence of a “sinner.” On this side of the cross we can recognize all are sinners… and the truth is we are all just different. But what if we really embraced Jesus’ example? Think about how you respond to those who are different from you.

1. Do you see them?
2. Do you have time for them?
3. Do you recognize that Jesus loves them?

We have been forgiven so much, and we should love in a way that reflects that debt being paid.

By Carrie Peterson
 
Carrie is happiest with her people and a pen in hand!  

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