It’s hard to imagine a world without the love of our Lord. A world where people talk about a Savior and talk about a Man who sacrificed his life for the love of his people, yet not much happens beyond that. People receive tracts, letters of information, and great preaching’s on Sunday about this Savior, yet it all seems to be a bunch of words. Many who call themselves His disciples only talk about him, shedding him in the perfect light, yet rarely do onlookers see an act of love so vibrantly displayed by these so called ‘disciples.’ So they feel as if they have lost hope. If this Savoir is just to be one spoken of, what good is that? How can a Savior help someone if he only exists in word…?
Sadly this is the way our world is starting to view our Savior, Jesus. They see billboards with His name on it, fancy programs promoting Him, books and Christian colleges all talking about the Lord. Yet it all seems to stop there. To them they see endless amounts of information, but they don’t see the love of the Lord coming from his so called ‘disciples.’ And they are beginning to lose hope.
But it doesn’t have to be that way. You see when Jesus was here, he did nothing but love his people. He helped the poor, the needy, the broken hearted, the orphans, the sick, and so many more. He not only taught them about Himself but he also loved them to Himself and he gave all of himself for us. He was the ‘Living Word’ and his actions lived up to his Name. People saw not only the Word of God preached, but also the Word of God lived out.
In like manner, we as disciples of the most High God, need to not only talk about Jesus, not only preach about Jesus, BUT we need to start BEING Jesus to the world around us. Let me say that again. BE Jesus to the world around you. For it is through that, that God can transform the world. We don’t just have a ‘social gospel.’ We have a living, loving, powerful, and life changing Gospel of which Christians are called to actively carry out. Not just sit back soaking up the knowledge and setting out tracts, although those are good things, BUT we need to be being obedient to the call of Christ and actively do what He has told us to do in His Word.
Now I know we aren’t perfect and we will not carry things out as perfect as Christ did. BUT that is NO excuse not to be Jesus to people. God said that we are the righteousnes of God and he see’s value in us; believe Him for that. And let’s start BEING Jesus to the world!
“Beloved, let us love one another, for love is of God; and everyone who loves is born of God and knows God.” 1 John 4:7
So will you be or not be like Jesus to the world?
Love you all!