We all have different images in our head of what God looks like. I used to picture God as an old man with a long beard throwing lightning bolts. Anybody else with me on this one?
But then I read his love story to us, the bible, and I read, “No one has ever seen God; but if we love one another, God lives in us and his love is made complete in us.” 1 John 4:12
“God is LOVE” is mentioned in one form or another 48 times in the bible.
This is how we know what love is: Jesus Christ laid down his life for us. And we ought to lay down our lives for our brothers and sisters. If anyone has material possessions and sees a brother or sister in need but has no pity on them, how can the love of God be in that person? Dear children, let us not love with words or speech but with actions and in truth. 1John 3:16-18
We recently had a family DONATE A CAR to another member of our church. It was an anonymous donation and they didn’t receive any form of payment or recognition. In this I see what God’s economy should look like. When Christians share their resources.
I am privileged to be friends with a family who just went on an overseas mission trip. They worked in an orphanage in Haiti, they fell so in love with an 8 year old little girl they are currently seeing lawyers, and saving up money to adopt this little girl into their family. In this I see God’s love for ALL children.
I read about this couple who walked through infidelity and a marriage falling apart. After viewing the passion of the Christ the husband said, “How could I not forgive her, when I have been forgiven of so much?” They are now doing well and blog about their journey. In this I see God’s forgiveness of all my wrongs.
A family that has been kind enough toshare their story in this place, grew tired of spending all their time keeping up with the status quo. They sold all of their belongings and travel the country in their new home, a RV. Their sole purpose is to minister to people and spread love. In this I see God loves people much more than stuff.
If Jesus is all he claims to be then we loose NOTHING when we give it all away.
I don’t know what God looks like, but I get a pretty good idea when I see his people, created in HIS image, BE the body of Christ. Working, serving, giving, and sharing not for their benefit, but because the Jesus they serve would have done the same thing.
Share your thoughts. How have you seen God lately?
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