A Time to Love

Many feel a great victory today, but it’s important to remember that in all these events we must still have love and kindness. It’s easy to get excited, and then out of our excitement trample on those that feel hopeless. In this time let’s make it a point to lift others up. We are here to bring hope to the hopeless. Now is the time to love on others, not to gloat in the glory of a man. Let us boast only in the Lord. Also, understand that when He answers our prayers He wants us to respond by spreading love. If any of you were friends with me on Facebook, you know I have fought hard this election. But as king Solomon has said…

“To everything there is a season, A time for every purpose under heaven: A time to be born, And a time to die; A time to plant, And a time to pluck what is planted; A time to kill, And a time to heal; A time to break down, And a time to build up; A time to weep, And a time to laugh; A time to mourn, And a time to dance; A time to cast away stones, And a time to gather stones; A time to embrace, And a time to refrain from embracing; A time to gain, And a time to lose; A time to keep, And a time to throw away; A time to tear, And a time to sew; A time to keep silence, And a time to speak; A time to love, And a time to hate; A time of war, And a time of peace.”
‭‭Ecclesiastes‬ ‭3:1-8‬ ‭NKJV‬‬

A battle has been won, thanks to Jesus,  and now it is time to love. Let’s shine the light of Christ to ALL. Even those who are irately mad at you. Remember that Jesus tells us to love our neighbor as ourselves, and to love our enemies.

My dad ran into this little, old, black woman. She took one look at my dad and said very nasty like, “congratulations on your new president.”  My dad looked at her and said, “What?”

She continued, “I know your type, I can tell by looking at you. Congratulations on your new president!”

My dad looked at her and with a confused smile he said, “Thank you… but you and I are the same. We may look different, but inside we are all human.”

She gave him a rude look then walked away. Little did she know that they would meet again the same day! My dad approached her this time. “Hi! Remember me? We spoke earlier today.”

Same grumpy face, “Yes I remember you, congratulations.”

My dad responded very lovingly, “You should not be so quick to judge a person based on how they look. I want to encourage you to instead look up at Jesus. He is what is important in all that is going on. You do not know me. I have a beautiful daughter (Jessie) who is black, and I have two beautiful granddaughters who are both black. My other daughter was seriously dating an amazing man that is also black before she went to be with the Lord. He is now our family. The point is, I am not at all who you thought me to be. Instead of being so quick to judge, keep your eyes up looking at Jesus. He is all that matters.”

She responded shocked and a bit embarrassed by how lovingly and gracefully my dad spoke these powerful words and said, “You are right! I am so sorry.”

I told you this story because it was my dad who reminded me today that in all of our excitement we need to be sensitive and understanding towards those who are angry and helpless. This is the PERFECT time to point them to Christ!

Above all, place your faith in the Lord! We all know that Trump is human, and he will most assuredly let us down. So though we praise Jesus for His wonderful blessing, let’s remember that the blessing itself is not what will deliver us. Only Jesus Himself is our deliverer!  So look up my friends and family. Look up!

 

“Though I speak with the tongues of men and of angels, but have not love, I have become sounding brass or a clanging cymbal. And though I have the gift of prophecy, and understand all mysteries and all knowledge, and though I have all faith, so that I could remove mountains, but have not love, I am nothing. And though I bestow all my goods to feed the poor, and though I give my body to be burned, but have not love, it profits me nothing. Love suffers long and is kind; love does not envy; love does not parade itself, is not puffed up; does not behave rudely, does not seek its own, is not provoked, thinks no evil; does not rejoice in iniquity, but rejoices in the truth; bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things.”
‭‭I Corinthians‬ ‭13:1-7‬ ‭NKJV‬‬

 

 

 

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