Psalms 21:10-14; Matthew 19:16-30
Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called sons of God.
Throughout the Bible, we read stories about how Jesus loved so many people. He cared for people who were hard to care, and loves those who were hard to love. I’m sure right now, you can think of a few people in your life that is hard to love. Hard to show passion to. But we are taught to be like Jesus, therefore we should be like Him who loved those who are unlovable.
However, it’s easier to not love, it’s easier to join everybody else and make fun of people when they’re down, to show hatred to those who treated us badly, and to create unnecessary drama because everyone lives on it.
As children of God, we should try to find peace in the middle of chaos. To find love and peace in the middle of hatred and riots. Matthew 5:9 says, “Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called sons of God.” When situations are hard and we step up to make peace, we show the world God’s love. Instead of doing the easy thing and join in on the chaos, we are selected to be different, to show kindness and make peace with everyone.
Then everyone amongst the chaos can see how different we are and think, “Why are they not joining in on the chaos? Why are they choosing to be peaceful? How do they do that?” And that is when we can speak of God’s love to others.
“Lord, thank you for letting Your son die on the cross. Thank you for sending the Holy Spirit to live in me, instead. You have given me love and I hope that I can love others as You have loved me. Please teach me to always love each other even when it’s hard. I hope that when I love others, those people can see Your love in me. In Your name I pray. Amen.”
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