“Yes, God loved the world so much that he gave his only Son, so that everyone who believes in him would not be lost but have eternal life. God sent his Son into the world. He did not send him to judge the world guilty, but to save the world through him.” John 3:16-17
If Gods goal was to save the world, shouldn’t that be our goal too? Sometimes we get distracted, side-tracked if you will. It’s like passing by a car accident on the road and everyone slows down, not for safety, but because they want to gawk. The accident could have been on the other side of the highway, but because people are just curious, they create havoc for everyone else.
Understand that life if full of problems. It doesn’t take much to get our focus off God and onto what’s happening around us. Social media has offered opinions and perspectives that daily suck people in and deceive them. But can we please go back to the words Jesus said? Can we just stick to the simple truth and let that be the one thing we measure everything else against?
Jesus answered them, “Do you finally believe? In fact, you’re about to make a run for it—saving your own skins and abandoning me. But I’m not abandoned. The Father is with me. I’ve told you all this so that trusting me, you will be unshakable and assured, deeply at peace. In this godless world you will continue to experience difficulties. But take heart! I’ve conquered the world.” John 16:31-33 Message
God is still on the throne. We are in this world but we are not OF this world. We belong to another Kingdom, the Kingdom of God. It’s a Kingdom of LOVE. We are to obey our King and love one another, not argue or post our opinions as to what is right or wrong. Let the Holy Spirit do HIS work and you do YOURS. LOVE! Straight up! Simple! No fluff or stuff! Just LOVE!
So lets keep it moving along. Keep the traffic flowing so we can reach our destination in a timely and safe fashion. Love that is selfless, always considering others first. Always reflecting the selfless love of the Father who gave His Son for a world of lost and distracted people. Let’s be the ones who make the difference and light the way back to the one who matters most.