Legacies of Love
19 Manuary, 2016
As I sit down and write I’m wondering at the same time what I’m going to say. That’s kinda weird I know. But it’s how it works sometimes. And at the same time it makes it kind of difficult to write about semi-specific subjects like “Decisions of Destiny” that great people have made in the past. How their decisions, probably unknowingly, changed, shaped, or fulfilled their destinies somehow. But here’s the thing. I’ve been surrounded this past week with need. And I can’t help but want to talk about and express to people the needs I’ve seen. Because once we’ve seen and felt and connected with a need unsatisfied it’s hard to go on living the same again.
Yesterday I said Jesus was the answer to all our needs. And that’s true. Today I want to talk about one of the reasons why He is that answer. That being love. Because as the Bible says, “By this we know love, that He laid down His life for us, and we ought to la down our lives for our brothers. But if anyone has the world’s goods and sees his brother in need, yet closes his heart against him, how does God’s love abound in him? Little children, let us not love in word or talk but in deed and in truth.”- 1 John 3:16-18 (ESV)
And so we think of the figures in history who’ve decided to let love lead in their lives. What a difference they’ve made in the world. While they may not have built empires, they left legacies of greatness because of their love. What kind of legacy are we going to lead. Chances are we won’t be able to become a president or a titan of industry. But what if we decided to love? It doesn’t take an education. It’s not something that has to be paid for. And it doesn’t have a corporate ladder that can be climbed. It’s something that we can decide to start living for today. “Beloved, let us love one another, for love is from God, and whoever loves has been born of God and knows God.” – 1 John 4:7 (ESV)
God Bless You,