“Be imitators of God, and walk in love.” There are many scriptures written about LOVE. Ephesians 5:12 speaks to the heart of those who understand what it means to walk in LOVE and be imitators of the One who created us to LOVE ONE ANOTHER.
God loved us enough to sacrifice His only Son. He demonstrated LOVE when Jesus left the comfort of heaven to become a man. Christ suffered tremendous pain. He didn’t deserve to hang on a cross, or die a horrible death. God sent Jesus to take the sins of the world and provide eternal life for those who believe in Him.
He was an imitator of God’s love. Jesus taught us to LOVE one another. He set an example of how we are to live our lives; with a heart of compassion and awareness of those around us. He shared LOVE with many who had not known it and changed the lives of those who found peace in the power of God’s plan.
Often, we're taught to take care of “Number One”. We focus on ourselves and miss opportunities to share God’s greatness. We move ahead and forget why now more than ever; we NEED the compassion of our Savior to shine in us.
God will help us see what He sees in others. He will open our hearts for their needs. He will help us reach others who need to know they are valued by Him. In the process, we will be blessed! He will soften our hearts to care and show how to LOVE ONE ANOTHER.
How can we be imitators of God? We must first recognize HE LOVES US, because God IS LOVE. He has given us a heart to glorify Him. His LOVE is meant to be treasured and shared. We will always find PEACE, if we choose to WALK IN LOVE...
Dear God, thank you for Your presence in our lives. Thank you for Jesus and what He did for EACH one of us. Humble our hearts to care about the needs of others, so we will be reminded to compassionately care for ALL of Your children. Amen