35 By this everyone will know that you are my disciples, if you love one another.”
I heard someone say once that God has many children, all unique and special to him. It doesn’t bother him that his children are different from each other, it only troubles him when they don’t love each other. It requires some effort on our part to love other disciples of Jesus, especially if we have been offended by them. Resolution to restore a broken relationship has many steps with the first one sometimes being to “overlook an offense”. (Proverbs 19:11) Love, after all, is patient! (1 Corinthians 13) (Ps. Dale).
Thoughts for the day
- What does this passage tell us about God and people?
- Do you believe ‘to love each other’ comes naturally or does it require an action?
- How quick are you sometimes to take offense at someone or are you patient by overlooking their offense?
- Who can you share this passage with today?
Grab your camera and go for a prayer walk with the intention of taking photos of the beauty you see in people, buildings and nature. As you pray, ask God to speak and reveal more of His creativity to you.