God’s love is overwhelming. It’s crazy to think that I overlook God’s love time and time again.
Been attending Christian revival seminars every night this week. The speaker is Dr. Ajith Fernando, a pastor from Sri Lanka. The topic is Radical Loving in a Complex World. The bible verse used is one well known even outside the Christian community: 1 Corinthians 13.
Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres. Love never fails.
People are forgetful. I am forgetful. Of all the things i can forget (lecture notes aside), i forget who I am. I guess I was reminded of this two days ago, when the topic was “love does not envy”. We envy because we compare with others and we seem to have less. We seek our identity through the recognition of us by others, but yet once and once again, we will be disappointed because people change. But God does not.
He tells us who we are. That we are His precious children. He loves us, He cares for us and He nurtures us in His love and righteousness. And that gives us even more reason to love others, because we are already made complete by His love. What is there more to compare/ask?
Yesterday’s topic was love does not boast and is not proud. We boast once again because we want others to know how good we are, cause in this world where everyone wants to be the best, we want the glory. But one cannot serve two Gods. And if we glorify ourselves, we cannot glorify God.
Was reminded that Jesus washed his disciples feet.
He knew that he was already exalted, therefore He stooped down to be a servant.
And isn’t this the same for us children of God? When we already know that we are exalted in the kingdom of Heaven, we have more the reason to bring ourselves to serve others.
A worship song that speaks my heart right now ❤