As the children of God, apart from abiding in God’s commandments, to show love to one another is part and parcel of our lives. To love mankind is to love God as God is love.
“Beloved, let us love one another, for love is of God; and everyone who loves is born of God and knows God. He who does not love does not know God, for God is love.” (1 John 4:7-8)
“I have been crucified with Christ; it is no longer I who live, but Christ lives in me; and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave Himself for me.” (Gal 2:20)
We were once far from God and dead in sin, but we found life, light, and love in Jesus Christ and now Christ lives in us. Think and reflect, how does Christ live in us?
(Eph 4:16) – “from whom the whole body, joined and knit together by what every joint supplies, according to the effective working by which every part does its share, causes growth of the body for the edifying of itself in love.”
Fellowship had finished and we stood around the notice board on the ground floor, ready to embark on our journey home. “You guys are tall! Can you help me pin these schedules up on the notice board?” Sister A asks. We respond with a chuckle, Brother A replies “I can’t do it, I’m way too short, sorry. The other two can do it!”. Sister A gives Brother B and I the schedules. “I cannot push the pins in!” I explain, as I use all my might to shove the pins into the notice board, “I’m far too weak! It’s up to you now!” Looking at Brother B.
“Watch therefore, for you do not know what hour your Lord is coming.” (Mt 24:42)
We are facing an unprecedented worldwide pandemic. Many countries have issued strong measures and advisories to combat the spread of the virus. We are advised to maintain high vigilance, exercise caution, practice good hygiene, and use social distancing as preventative measures to help prevent the spread of the virus. Many people heed the warnings and adhere to CDC guidelines. In times like this, we also ought to pay attention to Christ’s warnings about the end time.
After pursuing God for a period of time, we often seem to reach a bottleneck. We want to draw closer to God, but we still feel stuck after many prayers, as if we cannot break through. Comparatively speaking, we may have attained a higher point in our faith. However, we also perceive that this is nowhere near the end—we know there is a mountain of spiritual maturity awaiting us. What must we do in order to climb this higher mountain and reach a new altitude in our faith?