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Loving Like Jesus

Posted: January 8, 2021 in Uncategorized

Today, (when you read this it will be tomorrow… and this will be yesterday) I find myself in a tough spot. There are a couple of things going on that are just really trying. A loved one is in need of more care that we can provide and all the options are difficult. My dear wife is bearing the brunt of this, trying to make decisions without a lot of information, in what feels like a no-win, darned if you do, darned if you don’t situation and I am in the worst possible position (for me). I feel like I am in a fight or flight situation, except I don’t want to flee and there is no one to fight. All I can do is love like Jesus.

Then there is something I’m really not at liberty to post, beyond saying it feels like the rug has sort of been pulled out from under me and the rules have been changed mid-game. It feels like something I love deeply is in a nose-dive, downward spiral, with seemingly no desire to pull up. I’d like to fight here too, but that will just bring more of a fight. All I can do is love like Jesus.

But maybe that’s enough. After all, what is bigger than the love of Jesus? He is the same yesterday, today and forever. He is the One who loved me when I was at my worst and saved me. He is the One who overcame death and hell and the grace. He is the One who promised I would have trouble in this world, but He also assured us He has overcome it. His Word promises that He will make all things work out for good for those who love Him and are called according to His purpose. I don’t need to fight. He fights for me. I need only to love and if I love, especially when love is hard, I will show people I belong to Him.

In this world there are things that are worth fighting for, but there are also a lot of times when fighting is the wrong move. Showing people love, especially when they don’t deserve it, is never wrong.

After all that’s how Jesus loves.

Love like Jesus!