I love days where I don’t have an agenda and can just bask in the presence of Jesus. I can go in my room, sit on the floor, open my bible and pour my heart out to Him. It’s in His presence that we find the perfect and unconditional love of a Father. A love that our minds can’t even comprehend. A love that’s constant and faithful, regardless of the choices we make. A love that whispers in our darkest moments, “Be still my child. You don’t have to perform or ‘do’ anything. Remain in me and just let me love you.” When I think about this type of love, my heart beats out of my chest. It’s a transforming type of love. I want so much to love like Jesus and my biggest prayer is, “Lord, may others see your love in me.” If we simply love, the lives and hearts of others will be radically changed.
What does it mean to truly love others? It means loving when it hurts. Becoming a servant. Humbling yourself. It’s giving your all when you only want to give a little. It’s surrendering your comforts and securities. It’s considering the needs of others before your own. It’s fighting for the orphan, for the widow, and for those who can’t fight for themselves. It’s a smile. A hug. A cup of cold water for the thirsty. It’s taking time to sit with someone and wipe their tears away. It’s putting away your own agenda and making time for that ONE that needs to be loved.
“You didn’t choose me, I chose you. I appointed you to go and produce lasting fruit so that the Father will give you whatever you ask for using my name. This is my command: Love each other.” – John 15:16-17